13 Songs, 1 Hour, 2 Minutes

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6:34
5:03
4:52
3:50
5:10
3:06
3:29
4:50
3:42
4:04
4:35
5:26
7:46

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Intelligent and original songwriting bears years of listening

friendly listener,

House of Wires is approximately my favorite band along with solo projects Travelogue and Jon Sonnenberg. Try tracks 2, 4, 5, 6. Intelligent and original songwriting bears years of listening- I still listen to this album frequently after 14 years! It distills the smooth, high production values of great New Wave bands and adds maturity, sophistication, and lots of sounds I've never heard out of a synthesizer before. The vocalist has a pleasing honey voice; the music is all wonderfully listenable and enjoyable without being boring. I bore easily so I listen to mostly alternative styles of music; there is nothing better than finding an artist that does new things in a truly listenable and enjoyable way. The album has quite a bit of variety, but it all comes from the melancholy, but winningly optimistic tone of your best friend.
My favorite lyric is
"oh incredulous you, with your bitter age
can you see the stars? do they fall like rain?
oh innocent child, you were so long ago
do you still hear God? does he call out your name?"
PS. Forget the last song- it's a joke.

About House of Wires

Southern California CCM synth-pop duo House of Wires teamed Jon Sonnenberg and Robert Gutschow, also of the band Pivot Clowj; their 1998 debut You Are Obsolete was produced by Joy Electric's Ronnie Martin, and was additionally the first release on Martin's newly-formed Plastiq Musiq imprint. Monogamy followed in late 1999. ~ Jason Ankeny

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