Towards the Sun
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||Towards the Sun||Alexi Murdoch||4:42||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||At Your Door||Alexi Murdoch||2:54||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Some Day Soon||Alexi Murdoch||4:47||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Slow Revolution||Alexi Murdoch||5:55||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Through the Dark||Alexi Murdoch||5:30||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Light (Her Hands Were Leaves)||Alexi Murdoch||4:50||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Crinan Wood||Alexi Murdoch||8:43||$1.29||View In iTunes|
As on his 2006 full length debut, Time Without Consequence, Towards the Sun features quiet and sublime music that sounds like it was created in and for the wee hours. Scotsman Alexi Murdoch recorded these tracks on acoustic guitar one night while on tour and then had Beirut’s Jon Natchez, the National’s Kyle Resnick, and a few other musicians add overdubs later. This approach captures the intimacy and immediacy of the songs while also allowing for a fuller sound. In this context fuller still means understated and subtle and the backing musicians do much to support Murdoch’s flowing melodies and hypnotically repetitive guitar picking. The ghostly piano notes near the end of the title track and throughout “Slow Revolution,” the delicate horns of “At Your Door” and “Crinan Wood,” and the light percussion featured on “Some Day Soon” all prove to be essential touches. Though subdued, Murdoch is confident and secure musically, his rich voice filled with longing as he delivers poetic lyrics that are introspective without being sentimental.
The Swelling of the Sea
For those of us waiting ever so impatiently for the digital release of 'Through the Dark,' it has been a long time coming. After the palpable buzz that this song left with appearances in both "Gone Baby Gone" and "House," many thought that this would be the sole jewel set within a light setting of background noise. Oh how we were wrong! In between Alexi's lamenting vocals and deft string picking come soft but powerful tones emanating like the swelling of the sea. Songs like "Some Day Soon" and "At Your Door" bring a vivid clarity to a pervading haze like the sun breaking through an overcast sky. His songs seem to walk the fine line between an infinite sadness and a stoic perseverance to find the beauty within it all. This small collection is Alexi at his best yet.
Everything you hoped it would be, and more....Worth the wait
I bought this CD through Alexi's website about a year ago, from a limited release he offered. It is clear that I have been in the lucky few who have been able to enjoy this album for so long. I have listened to it almost daily since I purchased it a year or so ago.
Towards the sun is one album you will find yourself listening to in its entirety over and over again. No matter your expectations, they will be met on this fine release.
The clear diamond on this album is through the dark, but the title track is equally beautiful and haunting. Slow Revolution is also
Thank you for bringing this album to the forefront and out of the obscurity in which it has lived for far too long.
I have been dying for more Alexi Murdoch for so long and thankfully this album does not dissapoint. His tone is as smooth and soulful as ever. This album will quickly become my most played
Born: London, England
Years Active: '00s
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