Migration Stories (LP)


M. Ward

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M. Ward’s Migration Stories is a narcotic and nocturnal exercise in songwriting, with a sound as gauzy as its album cover. Largely acoustic driven, Migration Stories features what seem to be rather straightforward folk songs cloaked in all manner of sonic treatments, creating a tremendous moodiness and blurring the lines between sentiments happy and sad. At times M. Ward’s voice barely cracks above the fray, sounding weary and weathered and occasionally consumed by the ghostly atmospherics. Thus explains songs like “Heaven’s Nail and Hammer,” which takes a Louis Armstrong melody to Lynchian surf guitars, managing to sound both ominous and uplifting. “Unreal City” resembles a classic Springsteen song turned inside out, coming on as a ‘50s rock ‘n roll stomper before gradually deconstructing itself into a synth-assisted anti-chorus; an unwinding from the thrill of its sing-a-long introduction.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Migration Of Souls
M. Ward 03:28
2.
Heaven's Nail & Hammer
M. Ward 04:42
3.
Coyote Mary's Traveling Show
M. Ward 03:36
4.
Independent Man
M. Ward 04:31
5.
Stevens' Snow Man
M. Ward 02:01


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Unreal City
M. Ward 04:05
2.
Real Silence
M. Ward 02:55
3.
Along The Santa Fe Trail
M. Ward 03:08
4.
Chamber Music
M. Ward 03:13
5.
Torch
M. Ward 03:05
6.
Rio Drone
M. Ward 01:34

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