There are signposts that one can see within the misty sound of these 11 songs—the fingerpicked guitar work of Nick Drake, the openhearted
lyrics and singed falsetto of Elliott Smith, the haunted sonics of Lou
Barlow’s early solo recordings—but De Augustine proves to be far more
than the sum of those parts. He is a keen arranger, adding little
touches (the ghostly piano on “Old Hope,” the light drones of “It’s A
Life,” the little stabs of muted guitar on “How Past Begins”) and
knowing just when to double up a guitar or vocal part for maximum
impact. The shimmery hiss of the analog reel-to-reel machine only adds
to the truth and spirit of this singular work.
From its quaintly hand-drawn artwork to the delicately rendered music found within, Spirals of Silence
feels like each disc was constructed for the listener alone, as unique
and heartfelt as a thoughtfully compiled mixtape or a letter written in
longhand. These are the gifts that we will remember.
Performed, Recorded, & Mixed at home by Angelo De Augustine. Mastered by Mark Peteritas
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