OK

Při poskytování služeb nám pomáhají soubory cookie. Používáním našich služeb vyjadřujete souhlas s naším používáním souborů cookie. Více informací

Philip B. Price — Bone Almanac (Nov. 8, 2019)                 Philip B. Price — Bone Almanac (Nov. 8, 2019)
•⊆⊇•     Over the course of 2019, Paste has reviewed about 300 albums. Yet, hundreds — if not thousands — of albums have slipped through the cracks. This December, we’re delighted to launch a new series called No Album Left Behind, in which our core team of critics reviews some of their favorite records we may have missed the first time around, looking back at some of the best overlooked releases of 2019.
Location: Northampton, Massachusetts
Album release: November 8, 2019
Record Label: Signature Sounds Recordings
Duration:     42:09
Tracks:
01. Holding Onto Light   3:20
02. Whiskey Bells   3:25
03. C’mon World   2:58
04. Smothered In Green   2:15
05. Blue Wolf   2:43
06. The Liar   3:14
07. Ropes   2:16
08. Crow Mocks My Wings   2:40
09. Party By The Waterfalll   3:50
10. Jewel Wasp   3:24
11. Severed   3:11
12. Althaearosea   2:44
13. Bone Almanac   2:58
14. Patient   3:10
Review
Winterpills frontman holds tight to hope on his first solo album since 2004
By Eric R. Danton  |  December 4, 2019  |  1:00pm.  |  Score: 8.0
•⊆⊇•     Philip B. Price excels at delving deep into the psyches of the people in his songs and emerging with vivid, often dreamlike images brimming with complex emotions. He’s been doing it for 15 years at the helm of Winterpills, the Northampton, Mass., chamber~pop group that has released six full~length albums and an EP since 2005. Yet Price was honing his craft long before Winterpills with bands in Western Massachusetts, Upstate New York and southern Vermont, and as a solo artist. He’s back on his own with Bone Almanac, his first solo album since 2004 and one on which Price played every instrument.
•⊆⊇•     It’s a record full of interior worlds inspired by an exterior one in peril: Price says he’s reluctant to call Bone Almanac his “climate change emergency album,” but only because he suspects it won’t be his last fitting that description. Yet despite the urgency he feels, his latest is never dogmatic or doctrinaire — Price isn’t one to harangue listeners with holier~than~thou rhetoric. The 14 songs here are enveloping and poetic, and though Price mentions rising waters and smoke~filled lungs, it’s in a metaphorical context that alludes to the climate crisis without beating you over the head. Quite the opposite: Price’s music seeps in on a subtle tide of melancholic vocals and layered musical arrangements full of acoustic guitar playing that can be surprisingly deft. Turns out he is decidedly underrated as a guitarist, considering the speed and finesse he demonstrates in the delicate fingerpicking on the wistful, longing “Whiskey Bells” and the sterner, more slippery parts that echo the vocal melody on “Crow Mocks My Wings.”
•⊆⊇•     There’s often a folky feel to the songs on Bone Almanac, which range from spare combinations of guitar and voice to rich blends of electric guitar, drums and keyboards. “Blue Wolf” spans the full range. Price sings a lead melody in clear, quiet tones, layering ghostly harmonies as he picks out a resonant acoustic guitar part, augmented here and there with deep piano chords. The song builds into a climactic section where he intones the refrain (“I am one blue wolf”) amid a stack of guitars, piano and swirls of wordless vocals. Elsewhere, “C’mon World” tends toward lush, opening with strummed guitar and vocals and then refracting into a stutter~step drum beat, followed by an ascending acoustic guitar line and, on the chorus, reverberating electric guitar accents. Price sounds disconsolate as he sings about the lives we construct that are reduced, after we’re gone, to “a couple of postcards / Or an empty can of Coke in a graveyard.”
•⊆⊇•     The weight of memory is a recurring theme. On “The Liar,” Price’s narrator collects someone’s ashes and scatters the letters they left behind, while on the terse, tumultuous “Severed,” he demands to know, “Who were you, whose son?” Toward the end of the album, on the quietly kind title track, Price offers a refuge, a place to lay down the pain, regrets and secrets that accumulate over a lifetime. “You can stay there forever,” he gently repeats over a bed of incandescent intertwined acoustic guitars. There’s an excellent chance you’ll find a lump in your throat by the end.
•⊆⊇•     In that glimmer of compassion lies the all~but~buried kernel of hope at the core of Bone Almanac. Price, who has two adult daughters, recently became a father again, which means some form of hope is practically mandatory because the alternative is so bleak. Even amid the potentially dire consequences of a warming planet, Price hasn’t given up on the possibility, however faint, of changing direction. “You can make another kind of world,” he sings on opener “Holding on to Light.” It’s at once a suggestion, a mandate and a fervent wish for a future worth bequeathing to those for whom we, too, will be only memories.
•⊆⊇•     https://www.pastemagazine.com/ 
About:
Grant~Lee Phillips on Bone Almanac:
•⊆⊇•     “With Bone Almanac, Philip presents a fearless confrontation. Ever one to shun the glare, finding greater delights in the shadows I suspect, or in the harmonious swirl of Winterpills, the band he’s led for some fifteen years, Philip has created an album of striking intensity. Fourteen songs that voice a dire concern for the planet, a longing for action, a vow to find beauty and surmount despair. All of this, heightened by the recent birth of his son.
•⊆⊇•     “Art has a way of underscoring the oneness in things, bringing the invisible forth. Philip has done so with the precision and maturity of an artist who has spent a life observing, rendering his findings and questions in songs, poetry and images.
•⊆⊇•     “Here, he can be heard performing on the entirety of instruments, summoned to complement his pure impassioned voice and deft guitar work. Engineer Justin Pizzoferrato (Pixies, Sebadoh, Kim Gordon) has dutifully captured the haunting essence of Philip’s music, placing a premium on performance in the studio environment. Layered in just the right doses, each track is built upon the armature of Philip’s voice and guitar, the inherit presence and interplay of these warm colors. On this limestone foundation, Philip has built a sonic world. The effect is dynamic — from the whispered to the glorious.
•⊆⊇•     “The album opens with ‘Holding Onto Light’, a modal invocation that contemplates the ephemeral, as its shimmer of voices and guitars build to a stunning fury. Such questioning permeates Bone Almanac, as does hope. ‘C’mon World’ is an exuberant petition to humankind with a splash of Philip’s self~effacing wit. The turbulent waltz of ‘Ropes’ is a marriage of forces, both light and dark, with Philip arriving at the mantra, ‘the ropes are on fire.’ Visions of a more verdant future are expressed on the meditative ‘Smothered in Green.’
•⊆⊇•     “Bone Almanac is bold in its vulnerability, urgent in its central plea. It’s an album that, like a fire in winter, will see you through the cold moonless nights, as you scry into its flickering light, eyeing the dance of shadows. It bears a hallmark that one can trace throughout Philip’s work, a gift for expressing a complexity of emotions with distinct melodic prowess. This is an album that operates on a deep level, to be experienced and felt in the heart and in the bones.”

Bama (The Village Poet)

23.3.2016 | Rubrika: ARCHIVE | Komentářů: 0

Band Of Gold

23.3.2018 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS 2 | Komentářů: 0

Band of Gold

9.4.2018 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS 2 | Komentářů: 0

Band Of Holy Joy

19.6.2019 | Rubrika: NEWS | Komentářů: 0

Band of Horses — Acoustic at The Ryman

17.12.2013 | Rubrika: RECORDS | Komentářů: 0

Band of Horses — Mirage Rock

21.10.2012 | Rubrika: ARCHIVE | Komentářů: 0

Band of Skulls

28.5.2016 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS | Komentářů: 0

Bang on a Can All–Stars

25.5.2015 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS | Komentářů: 0

Bang On a Can All–Stars & Choir of Trinity Wall Street

14.10.2015 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS | Komentářů: 0

Bang On a Can All~Stars

4.11.2017 | Rubrika: RECORDS III | Komentářů: 0

Banks — The Altar

3.10.2016 | Rubrika: RECORDS II | Komentářů: 0

Barbara Morgenstern

25.9.2015 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS | Komentářů: 0

Barbara Wrońska — Dom z ognia

18.2.2018 | Rubrika: RECORDS III | Komentářů: 0

Barbarossa

29.8.2013 | Rubrika: RECORDS | Komentářů: 0

BARBORA BLOOM

18.11.2016 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS | Komentářů: 0

Barcelona

14.6.2012 | Rubrika: ARCHIVE | Komentářů: 0

Barclay James Harvest

17.5.2015 | Rubrika: ARCHIVE | Komentářů: 0

Bardo Pond | Yo La Tengo

24.11.2015 | Rubrika: RECORDS II | Komentářů: 0

Barenaked Ladies

16.6.2015 | Rubrika: RECORDS II | Komentářů: 0

Bareto

22.11.2015 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS | Komentářů: 0

Bart Davenport

24.8.2014 | Rubrika: RECORDS | Komentářů: 0

Barton Carroll — Avery County, I'm Bound To You

14.12.2013 | Rubrika: RECORDS | Komentářů: 0

Basia Bulat

19.10.2013 | Rubrika: RECORDS | Komentářů: 0

Basia Bulat — Good Advice

11.2.2016 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS | Komentářů: 0

Basic Results Cat. N° 1 — 11

4.3.2011 | Rubrika: WINNERS 2011 | Komentářů: 0

Bass Army

23.12.2012 | Rubrika: RECORDS | Komentářů: 0

Bat Country — Love’s the Only Engine of Survival

16.11.2013 | Rubrika: RECORDS | Komentářů: 0

Bat For Lashes — Lost Girls

3.9.2019 | Rubrika: NEWS | Komentářů: 0

Bat for Lashes — The Bride

2.7.2016 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS 2 | Komentářů: 0

Bat For Lashes — The Haunted Man

25.11.2012 | Rubrika: ARCHIVE | Komentářů: 0

Bat For Lashes — The Hunger/Lost Girls

14.8.2019 | Rubrika: NEWS | Komentářů: 0

Bathymetry

8.6.2015 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS | Komentářů: 0

Battleme

15.3.2014 | Rubrika: RECORDS | Komentářů: 0

Battles

19.9.2015 | Rubrika: RECORDS II | Komentářů: 0

Battles — Juice B Crypts

21.10.2019 | Rubrika: NEWS | Komentářů: 0

Baxter Dury

25.10.2017 | Rubrika: RECORDS III | Komentářů: 0

BCee

11.9.2017 | Rubrika: RECORDS III | Komentářů: 0

Be

9.12.2016 | Rubrika: RECORDS II | Komentářů: 0

Beabadoobee — Space Cadet EP

21.10.2019 | Rubrika: NEWS | Komentářů: 0

Beagle

24.7.2013 | Rubrika: ARCHIVE | Komentářů: 0

Beach Baby

2.9.2016 | Rubrika: RECORDS II | Komentářů: 0

Beach Fossils

12.5.2017 | Rubrika: RECORDS II | Komentářů: 0

Beach Fossils — Clash The Truth

31.3.2013 | Rubrika: ARCHIVE | Komentářů: 0

Beach Fossils — What a Pleasure

10.2.2013 | Rubrika: ARCHIVE | Komentářů: 0

Beach House

28.8.2015 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS | Komentářů: 0

Beach House

1.7.2017 | Rubrika: RECORDS III | Komentářů: 0

Beach House — Thank Your Lucky Stars

16.10.2015 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS | Komentářů: 0

Beach Skulls

15.6.2018 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS 2 | Komentářů: 0

Beach Slang

21.10.2015 | Rubrika: RECORDS II | Komentářů: 0

Beaches — She Beats

13.6.2013 | Rubrika: RECORDS | Komentářů: 0

Bear’s Den

26.7.2016 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS | Komentářů: 0

Bears From Labrador

24.11.2016 | Rubrika: RECORDS III | Komentářů: 0

Beata Hlavenková

17.12.2017 | Rubrika: RECORDS III | Komentářů: 0

BEATA HLAVENKOVÁ — THEODOROS

28.10.2013 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS | Komentářů: 0

Beaty Heart — Till the Tomb

3.8.2016 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS | Komentářů: 0

Beau — That Thing Reality (Deluxe Edition)

17.11.2016 | Rubrika: RECORDS II | Komentářů: 0

Beautify Junkyards

29.12.2018 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS 2 | Komentářů: 0

Beauty Pill

22.4.2015 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS | Komentářů: 0

Beck

1.2.2014 | Rubrika: RECORDS II | Komentářů: 0

Beck

24.12.2014 | Rubrika: RECORDS II | Komentářů: 0

Beck

11.10.2017 | Rubrika: RECORDS III | Komentářů: 0

Beck — Hyperspace

21.10.2019 | Rubrika: NEWS | Komentářů: 0

Bedouine

14.1.2018 | Rubrika: RECORDS III | Komentářů: 0

Bedouine — Bird Songs of a Killjoy

24.6.2019 | Rubrika: NEWS | Komentářů: 0

Beechwood

8.6.2018 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS 2 | Komentářů: 0

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

7.10.2014 | Rubrika: RECORDS II | Komentářů: 0

Béla Fleck & Edgar Meyer

25.6.2013 | Rubrika: ARCHIVE | Komentářů: 0

Beliefs — Leaper

3.7.2016 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS | Komentářů: 0

Belinda Carlisle

4.10.2017 | Rubrika: RECORDS III | Komentářů: 0

Bell Gardens

14.5.2013 | Rubrika: RECORDS | Komentářů: 0

Bell Gardens

18.11.2014 | Rubrika: RECORDS | Komentářů: 0

Bell Gardens

25.1.2013 | Rubrika: ARCHIVE | Komentářů: 0

Bella Hardy

1.7.2013 | Rubrika: ARCHIVE | Komentářů: 0

Bella Hardy

20.7.2015 | Rubrika: RECORDS II | Komentářů: 0

Bellavista

5.7.2017 | Rubrika: RECORDS III | Komentářů: 0

Belle and Sebastian

13.9.2019 | Rubrika: NEWS | Komentářů: 0

Belle and Sebastian

10.1.2015 | Rubrika: RECORDS II | Komentářů: 0

Belle and Sebastian

8.12.2017 | Rubrika: RECORDS III | Komentářů: 0

Belle And Sebastian

19.1.2018 | Rubrika: RECORDS III | Komentářů: 0

Ben Brookes

3.1.2018 | Rubrika: RECORDS III | Komentářů: 0

Ben Browning

27.6.2015 | Rubrika: RECORDS II | Komentářů: 0

Ben Browning

30.6.2018 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS 2 | Komentářů: 0

Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers

4.8.2012 | Rubrika: ARCHIVE | Komentářů: 0

Ben Folds

12.9.2015 | Rubrika: RECORDS II | Komentářů: 0

Ben Frost

23.5.2014 | Rubrika: RECORDS II | Komentářů: 0

Ben Gibbard

30.7.2017 | Rubrika: RECORDS III | Komentářů: 0

Ben Goldberg

23.8.2015 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS | Komentářů: 0

Ben Harper

26.11.2015 | Rubrika: ARCHIVE | Komentářů: 0

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

14.4.2013 | Rubrika: RECORDS | Komentářů: 0

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

8.4.2016 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS | Komentářů: 0

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

12.9.2016 | Rubrika: ARCHIVE | Komentářů: 0

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals LIVE PRAGUE

29.9.2016 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS | Komentářů: 0

Ben Howard

27.5.2012 | Rubrika: RECORDS | Komentářů: 0

Ben Howard

1.6.2018 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS 2 | Komentářů: 0

Ben LaMar Gay — 500 Chains + Grapes

21.11.2018 | Rubrika: GREAT BOOK TAIS AWARDS 2 | Komentářů: 0

Ben Lee — Quarter Century Classix

24.11.2019 | Rubrika: NEWS | Komentářů: 0

Ben Monder

21.9.2013 | Rubrika: ARCHIVE | Komentářů: 0

Ben Monder

14.11.2015 | Rubrika: RECORDS II | Komentářů: 0

Ben Moody

2.9.2012 | Rubrika: ARCHIVE | Komentářů: 0

Ben Sidran

25.11.2014 | Rubrika: RECORDS II | Komentářů: 0