Joan of Arse / Distant Hearts a Little Closer
Album: Distant Hearts a Little Closer   Collection:General
Artist:Joan of Arse   Added:Jan 2003
Label:Flameshovel Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-02-17 Pull Date: 2003-04-21

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 05, 2006: What's In the Icebox
Watching Films with the Soun
2. Jun 01, 2006: knifefishhappyhour
A Spell Cast with Fingers

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-04-10
Ranges from intense to contemplative. Poppy, small band feel, sometimes too heavy on the guitar and drums combo. At their best when they keep it restrained and minimalistic – sometimes they cut a little too loose toward the end of a song. The slower songs have an almost medieval/Renaissance feel.
1 Intense; overlaid male vocals, pop guitar-heavy, guitar duet mid-track
2 Harmonica, understated guitar, saw, group male vocals at the end
*3 Contemplative; slow tempo, male falsetto, mandolin, accordion
4 Quiet, dreamy (at first); guitar, male vocals, builds toward guitar/drum-heavy climax
5 Mid-tempo, urgent guitar and drums, male vocals, ends w/ guitar solo
6 Instrumental. Guitar, heavy at times, slowly builds toward heavy drums
*7 Quiet guitar/accordion intro, understated male vocals, mandolin. Dreamy, Saturday-morning kind of feel.

Track Listing
1. The Slaves Are in the Galley   4. Was Christ Among Us that Nig
2. Things Asleep in the Sun   5. The Bellringer's Warning
3. A Spell Cast with Fingers   6. At the Feet of St. Peter
  7. Watching Films with the Soun