Blithe Sons, the / We Walk the Young Earth
Album: We Walk the Young Earth   Collection:General
Artist:Blithe Sons, the   Added:Jun 2003
Label:Family Vineyard  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-01-12 Pull Date: 2004-03-15
Week Ending: Feb 29 Feb 8 Feb 1 Jan 25 Jan 18
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 25, 2004: Stirling's Approximation
Green Patterns
4. Jan 21, 2004: Brownian Motion
The Book of Names
2. Feb 01, 2004: Nothing to Sea
Green Patterns
5. Jan 21, 2004: The Dumbarton Auroras
The Book of Names
3. Jan 27, 2004: Lick My Mellow guitar Show
The Book of Names
6. Jan 16, 2004: Distraction-Limited
The Book of Names

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-01-12
Minimal, quiet, often droning sounds that seem to come slightly from the rock point of view. Beautiful all the time. Vocals have natural sounding reverb, when you can hear them. It doesn’t venture to far into improv territory but the compositions appear loose. Local group connected to the Jewel Antler Collective, Mirza, and Thuja and recorded in WWII bunker over in Marin. Some tracks might be a bit too quiet for airplay. None of the tracks go through many changes but they do wonder a bit. Not as hippy as it all sounds.
1. A beautiful drone right away, with some string instruments and maybe the most up front vocals on the disc.
2. Darker and quieter sounding but percussion is more obvious and regular. Gong and other metal percussion in the second half of the song. Pretty.
3. Quiet. Very quiet. Mostly string instruments.
4. Even quieter and longer at nearly 20 minutes. There seems to be more use of the surroundings to make the sound on this track.
5. Back to the drones and then some sort of shaker or bells or something along with vocals.
Not sure what I think -mph

Track Listing
1. The Book of Names   3. All Children's Faces Lookin
2. Green Patterns   4. The Oldest Living Things
  5. We Walk the Young Earth