Album – I Wish You Would Come Home Already – Angeles Drake

Posted by admin on September 15th, 2006

  • Band / Artist : Angeles DrakemySpace
  • Genre : Alternative / Rock
  • Sample Track Download : N/A
  • Buy CD : CD Baby
  • Buy Digital Download : iTunes
  • Rating : 8.5 out of 10

After listening to the album, you couldn’t have picked a better track than “Serpents” to start off the proceedings. With it’s wonderfully whimsical piano and gradual build up, it sets down a great underlay, on which to sit the rest of the album. This is a great relaxed album and reminds me greatly of the Alan Parsons Project, but not just the vocals and music, but the wonderful production of the album. I love an album that delivers ear candy and this one does by the bucket load.

This is an interesting album, that feels like you’re being taken on a journey, evolving before your ears, rather than unfolding. There’s a lot on this album that reminds me of early Pink Floyd, but with a much mellower, more subdued feel., not surprising given the previous comparison to Alan Parsons, who was also an engineer for Pink Floyd, overseeing some of the classic Floyd albums, like Atom Heart Mother.

Of the 10 tracks on the album, “Rabbit (The Hardest Days)” is one of the tracks that stands out, with some wonderful harmonies. “Bloodrise” is another track that has that wonderful feel to it. It’s also a rather mammoth track, running at just over 8 minutes, but it sits very well, as the track just washes over you, with an almost hypnotic quality. The final track “March”, again has a wonderful use of piano. It’s almost like a scene has been set and you are viewing it like some old movie. “Notwithstanding” is an unusual track that lasts all of a minute and a half. It has some great promise, but ends far too soon. However it does provide a nice segway to “March” the final track.

Conclusion : It’s great to find an album that gently caresses rather than bring around a full on assault. The gorgeous production, makes for a great album for those contemplative moments.

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