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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Anathallo - Floating World (2006)

Anathallo - Floating World 

   Anathallo's "Floating World" is a wonderfully expansive album that is full of character and life. This seven-piece ensemble wrote and recorded this creative album as a concept album telling the story of a Japanese ancient fairly tale.   

  Musically Anathallo mix brass with rock instrumentation over which Matt Joynet adds his fragile voice and enriched lyrics which works very well to the muisc.  Musically this band would be kind of a symphonic version of say a mix of The Flaming Lips and The Fleet Foxes.   Sound effects are used throughout the album too to add to their working concepts and ideas.

  A times this album almost plays like a movie soundtrack with some really moving and theatrical-like musical moments.

 This is truely a beautiful album full of rich creativity and interesting song construction that is not to be missed.

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