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Title:
The grime and the glow
Author:
Wolfe, Chelsea, 1983-
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Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Sargent House, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Title from container.

All songs written and performed by Chelsea Wolfe.

Compact disc.
Language:
English
Contents:
Advice & vices -- Cousins of the antichrist -- Moses -- Deep talks -- Fang -- Benjamin -- The whys -- Noorus -- Halfsleeper -- Bounce house demons -- Widow.
UPC:
634457654822
Format :
Music CD

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Recorded on a portable eight-track -- a Tascam 488, to be exact -- with friends, Chelsea Wolfe's The Grime and the Glow revealed all she could do with the simplest of tools. The Tascam's gritty recording quality adds a distant, timeless quality to these songs, transforming "Cousins of the Antichrist" into a mysterious, ancient folk song with gorgeous harmonies and making the bluesy "Noorus" more ghostly than fiery. A bit like White Chalk-era PJ Harvey in its desolate minimalism, the album's studies in beauty, noise, and terror find raw moments like "Deep Talks" and "The Whys" jutting up against more delicate and considered ones such as the seance-like interlude "Benjamin" and the album opener, "Advice & Vices," where Wolfe's girlish delivery of lyrics like "One thing leads to another/One heart bleeds for another" seems downright innocent compared to what follows. Wolfe balanced The Grime and the Glow's extremes on later releases, but its best moments -- like the honeyed, narcotic "Halfsleeper" -- rank among her most unforgettable songs. ~ Heather Phares