Label: Bang ehf. - BANG019 • Format: CD Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock, Blues, Folk, World, & Country •
Expand player. This release represents some of Bardi Johannsson's finest work to date and runs the gamut of human emotion - here you can hear Bardi's darkest lyrics, but also his most heartwarming. The record features the talents of guest writers and vocalists Keren Ann, Helen Marnie LadytronBloodgroup and Jofridur Akadottir Samaris, Pascal Pinon and the songs, written over a period of seven years, were finalised and produced in recent months.
The music of Bang Gang is often noted for it's melancholic beauty and a cinematic quality, which is hardly surprising: Bardi's original film soundtracks are well known.
The film de Toutes Nos Lonely Nights On Queen St - H-Burns - We Go Way Back, scored by Bardi, recently went to no. On The Wolves Are Whispering, that darkly cinematic air is present from the opening track 'The Sin Is Near' featuring Bloodgroupthe expansive mood and retro synths reminiscent of Japan's more ominous moments.
But the shadows on The Wolves Are Whispering are balanced with lightness - the celestial vocals of Samaris star Jofridur on 'A Letter Carved In Stone', for example, introduce a romantic freshness, like the tentative optimism of spring, while first single 'Out Of Horizon' is pacy, spacey pop which takes us soaring into a new place where anything's allowed.
The simplicity and quiet emotion of 'My Special One' drifts in like mist, contrasting with the indie drama of 'Silent Bite' and the absorbing solemnity of 'Sabazios O', which takes over like a sinister dream.
Bardi's silvery vocals melt in and out of the ambience of the track, punctuated with industrial percussion and augmented with sweeping strings. The pensive 'A Lonely Bird', a melodic, electro-jazz-inflected highlight, rises expressively, while 'Wait By The Lake' is a delicate enigma pushed forward by driving, dancey quarter-notes.
It was important to Bardi that the album sound 'warm and dynamic', particularly if listened to on Sabazios O - Bang Gang - The Wolves Are Whispering , so while this is a hugely personal collection of songs, it was produced and mixed with the enjoyment of the listener in mind.
More than just another pop album, The Wolves Are Whispering presents compelling sonic snapshots of real life, with all of the mystery and color that that entails. Packaging All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Colony - Joy Division - Closer record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.
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