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« on: June 01, 2004, 02:41:31 AM »
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I've seen him mentioned here in Now Playing, but he doesn't have his own thread.  His music is consistantly brilliant and beautiful and kinda folky. He's moved me to write more of my own stuff.  Sometimes I'll listen to nothing but his records for days at a time.  It never gets old.

His most recent releases are

Greetings from Michigan! The Great Lakes State
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Seven Swans

Michigan is one of a planned 50 albums.  Yes, one of each state.  It has some of his finest orchestrations complete with minimalist repetition, ala Philip Glass.  Seven Swans is a much more subdued release, with more banjo and traditional wooden instrumentation.  It also has a very strong Christian spiritual message.  That might turn some off but he makes the themes he adresses pretty universal.  I'm of no faith whatsoever, but "the transfiguration" still makes me smile.

as if the above ass kissing did not tell you, i really reccomend him to everyone here (ghostboy...) you can find it on soulseek if you dont want to buy it...you can get it from me.  my name's "Pedro the Wombat".

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2004, 12:25:24 PM »
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Yeah, I've really enjoyed his past two releases.  I purchased Seven Swans on vinyl and it has made me happy.

I can't even fathom how he plans on actually following through with his 50 States project.  Sounds like just an overly ambitious idea to me, I highly doubt much of it will be done.

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2004, 12:30:56 PM »
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Quote from: smash

I can't even fathom how he plans on actually following through with his 50 States project.  Sounds like just an overly ambitious idea to me, I highly doubt much of it will be done.

you're probably right...he has written a song called "chicago" for the illinois album, though

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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2005, 05:51:59 PM »
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i'm in love.
Obviously what you are doing right now is called (in my upcoming book of psychology at least) validation. I think it's a normal thing to do. People will reply, say anything, and then you're gonna do what you were subconsciently thinking of doing all along.

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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2005, 07:51:03 PM »
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i'm in love.


Me too. This guy is fantastic. When the link to the track from the Illinois album showed up I nearly, well, . . .creamed my pants.

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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2005, 04:47:13 AM »
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I read about him on pitchfork and after hearing the michigan cd i've been in love, reminds a bit of the microphones
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2005, 08:59:58 AM »
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I heard the Illinois tracks leaked a few weeks ago. A guy was offering it up, but it did me no good because it was the whole album and I have 56k. I just wondered if there is anywhere i might could find it one track at a time. I don't think the album is supposed to come out until July.
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2005, 08:40:35 AM »
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I'm hearing Vermont is after Illinois.

I love Sufjan Stevens. A lot. I've seen him live like 3 times?

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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2005, 11:29:06 PM »
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Will he do the impossible and make me miss living in Illinois?  Doubtful but I'm excited about the new album.

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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2005, 12:59:15 AM »
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Illinois,

is AMAZING.

www.torrentspy.com

if you have BitComet, you can use it to choose to only download one song at a time.

you'll need to go to the tracker's website, register, and download it from there though.
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« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2005, 06:43:20 AM »
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i just found out the other day that if you order it through Asthmatic Kitty, they will ship orders out a month before it goes to stores, and it's only $10. i'll just wait and go that route.
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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2005, 01:46:18 PM »
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i just found out the other day that if you order it through Asthmatic Kitty, they will ship orders out a month before it goes to stores, and it's only $10. i'll just wait and go that route.


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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2005, 09:01:46 PM »
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I just wondered if there is anywhere i might could find it one track at a time.

if you, or anyone else is interested you can download two tracks off amazon.com Casimir Pulaski Day and The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts.
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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2005, 10:54:09 PM »
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wow, this is an epic album.
the first two songs i want to listen to are John Wayne Gacy, Jr. and Jackson. i haven't had enough time to wrap my head around the album yet (it's pretty long), but you can tell a lot went into the mixing. i love how he records his albums. he leaves it pretty natural without many effects. it's also amazing how everything has so much clarity when he stacks up the voices and instruments.
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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2005, 11:10:16 PM »
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Quote from: bigideas
i just found out the other day that if you order it through Asthmatic Kitty, they will ship orders out a month before it goes to stores, and it's only $10. i'll just wait and go that route.

No kidding?  I'm glad I don't have to wait.  Thanks for the tip, I'm greatly anticipating hearing this.

 

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