I Aubade (CD)


Elvis Perkins

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Amoeba Review

02/20/2015

If you have not familiarized yourself with folkster Elvis Perkins it’s high time you did. The singer-songwriter has been going at it for nearly a decade and has approached each of his compositions with atlas sized weight. A weight which can be boiled down to the tragic loss of his father from AIDS complications and his mother from the attacks on 9/11. Where his first full-length, Ash Wednesday, fully waded in that tragic mire his second outing, Elvis Perkins In Dearland, fought it tooth and nail. Dearland results in a joyous Americana celebration of death and loss. His third record, I Aubade, caries all of those threads from his previous work. Tracks like “AM” and “Hogus Pogus” reveal his joyous spirit bursting out of a soundscape of field recordings, triumphant instrumentation and vocal work. And the desolation and paranoia of songs like “I Came For Fire” and “The Passage of The Black Gene” proves that Elvis is still working through some of his demons. What differentiates this record from all his other albums is the innately personal recording process. Mostly done on a 4-track in his own home or while traveling to other friends homes, I Aubade takes on an almost Syd Barrett like quality. It’s a poetic interpretation of the intangible qualities Perkins feels at any given moment conveyed sonically. To quote Perkins himself, “Ultimately it is a record full of waves and of changes. “



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
On Rotation Moses
Elvis Perkins 02:58
2.
My Kind
Elvis Perkins 04:31
3.
I Came For Fire
Elvis Perkins 04:06
4.
& Eveline
Elvis Perkins 03:27
5.
It’s Now Or Never Loves
Elvis Perkins 04:32
6.
The Passage Of The Black Gene
Elvis Perkins 03:48
7.
AM
Elvis Perkins 03:38
8.
Hogus Pogus
Elvis Perkins 02:41
9.
Gasolina
Elvis Perkins 03:07
10.
Accidental Tourist (a white Huayno melody)
Elvis Perkins 01:32
11.
All Today
Elvis Perkins 04:14
12.
My 2$
Elvis Perkins 03:36
13.
Wheel in the Morning
Elvis Perkins 04:10

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