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Mich P Hinson - The Holy Strangers

Discussion in 'music' started by Glenn C, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Glenn C

    Glenn C pfm Member

    Apologies if I have missed a post mentioning this album but very much deserving one if not. Reminds me of the last Public Service album in scope, a 'concept' album of our time.... Beautifully recorded vinyl also!

    Quick description from his site;;

    "Micah P. Hinson’s new album “Presents The Holy Strangers” is described by the artist as being a “modern folk opera.” Telling the story of a war time family, going from birth to love, to marriage and children, to war and betrayal, murder to suicide – spanning all of the strange and glorious places life can lead. We follow their story, we see their decisions, we see their faults and their beauty. We live with them, we die with them.

    Two years in the making, Micah wrote and recorded The Holy Strangers in Denison, Texas, incorporating ancient reel to reels, analogue keyboards, old Tascam and Yamaha desks. The recording only entered the digital realm once pre-mastering took place.

    Split across two pieces of the vinyl, the 14 tracks which make up The Holy Strangers are at times sparse and haunting; at other times luscious, maybe even euphoric. From the Johnny Cash-style country single “Lover’s Lane,” to the album’s broad, spoken-word centrepiece “Micah Book One”,"
     

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