Letting off the Happiness
Most notably, the "country art" is quite evident on "Contrast and Compare," which I like to think of as the first industrial country song. "Padraic my Prince" uses keyboards, otherwise sounding like a stripped down Lullaby For The Working Class song. "Touch" makes a departure from the country sound, becoming solely an electronic song. Utilizing such
tools as a drum machine and broken keyboards, they manage to layer sounds and still create a melodic song.
There are many other moments on this album where the "country art" is heavily noticable, but I will refrain from pointing them out. Bright Eyes is very much like Lullaby For The Working Class playing with The Violent Femmes on a semi-trailer that came from a keyboard manufacturer.
I believe Bright Eyes is only one person, with a bunch of random friends helping out in different fashions. This CD even contains a listing of every song and who helped out on them. It enables you to listen to the songs and pick out who did what, and also what the heck those strange sounds are that you hear. Definitely something different, and something very, very cool.
LP / CD / MP3
LP / CD / Deluxe CD / MP3