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Shearwater, The Dissolving Room

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Shearwater, The Dissolving Room

Audio CD

Disk ID: 97340

Disk length: 36m 2s (12 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 2002

Label: Unknown

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“The Dissolving Room” Tracks & Durations

1. Mulholland 3:27
2. Ella is the first rider 3:37
3. Grey lining 3:24
4. Angelina 2:39
5. Sung in to the street 3:15
6. Little locket 3:11
7. Military clothes 2:16
8. The left side 2:58
9. Not tonight 3:52
10. If you stay sobre 2:48
11. Long ride 1:31
12. This confiscated house 2:56

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Featuring sparse, mostly acoustic instrumentation (lightly augmented by piano, violin, pedal steel, accordion, banjo, cello, and glockenspiel), Shearwater's The Dissolving Room at times evokes musical forebears like Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen as well as indie songwriters like Belle and Sebastian, Smog's Bill Callahan, and Elliot Smith.

Intended as a late-night album in the vein of Drake's Pink Moon, The Dissolving Room showcases the songwriting talents of both Sheff (whose work with Okkervil River has been compared by reviewers to Will Oldham, the Magnetic Fields, and Lee Hazlewood) and Meiburg (who, with his distinctive falsetto, echoes Jeff Buckley and Thom Yorke) in terse, intimate songs about fall, hospitals, hummingbirds, and true crime.