"Brooklyn based duo Christy & Emily release their third record produced by Hans Joachim Irmler of Faust at Klangbad Studios. No Rest starts dark but promptly spatters the listener with light - greens and golds, harmony and dissonance. "Beast" is an unconventional rocker with its Brazilian baiao rhythm seated in a psychedelic netherworld. "Guava Tree" is a suicide ballad, invoking the sordid tales in the Harry Smith Anthology. There is a mellow intensity in "Firefly" that is dissipated by the mystic corridors of "Cave". Although the "Amaryllis" chords are borrowed from Schumann and Liszt this song's chorus has a nod to Brian Wilson. The vocals of the album are lovingly attended to by Irmler. Each track, each voice, each overdub is treated with an individual style. In it we hear not only C&E expressing themselves, but Irmler as well. Their second effort, Superstition, was quietly put out in November 2009 through Robert Lloyd's label, Big Print. It got a lot of love in reviews, but not a lot of distribution. No Rest should have both." (label info)
in stock | DE| 2010| KLANGBAD | 12.90

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