Elyria CD (2001)

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Label Metropolis
SKU 60475061
UPC 782388020725
UPC 14 00782388020725
Format CD
Release Date 5/22/2001
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Author Faith & The Muse
Technical Info
Engineer Faith & The Muse; Mark Casselman; Monica Richards; William Faith
Producer Faith & The Muse; Monica Richards; William Faith
CatalogID MET 207
Lable Name Metropolis
Released 05/22/2001
Original Release 1996
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 56m : 54s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00782388020725
Album Notes and Credits
Faith & The Muse includes: William Faith, Monica Richards (vocals, various instruments).
Recorded at New American Sound, Santa Barbara, California, in March & April 1994.
Personnel: Faith & the Muse (vocals).
Audio Mixers: Faith & the Muse; Mark Casselman.
Recording information: New American Sound, Santa Barbara CA (04/1994).
Photographer: Clovis IV.
Unknown Contributor Role: William Faith.
One of goth rock's most enchanting, Faith and the Muse explore old English mysticism, specifically Celtic musicianship and lyrical stories for a stunning debut, Elyria. Monica Richards' tempting vocals are airy and unreserved, and William Faith's intricate guitar work remains in her shadow, however that's the beauty of Elyria. Richards' voice is the nucleus of Faith and the Muse's charm, for her lyrical wizardry is wistful and concretely imaginative. "Vervain" dances over chiming acoustics and breezy flutes, and a dark ambience rises over the soundscape itself. "The Unquiet Grave," which freely twirls with traditional Irish folk, is theatrical and poetic almost, but it's the tribal fusion found on "The Trauma Coil" that twists the Faith & the Muse's musical bliss. Faith's haunting brood, which is similar to the likes of Ministry's Al Jourgensen's vocal thrashing, is layered over clamoring riffs for a momentous industrial-tinged track. Elyria transcends into a deep chasm of gothic theatrics that are both eerie and sophisticated. The club hit "Sparks," one of the Faith and the Muse's most familiar songs, is true hearted. Richards and Faith shimmer inside their most personal desires, leaving the lucid aspects of the song to simply arrive. Faith and the Muse are without airs, and Elyria captures their darkwave musical beauty. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
Professional Reviews
Option (11-12/94, p.114) - "....A striking amalgam of Celtic folky strains, carefully Cured pop and some rough-shod rocky terrain..."
Disc 1
1 Elyria
2 Sparks
3 All Lovers Lost
4 Interlude: Annabell
5 Verrain
6 Unquiet Grave, The
7 Iago's Demise
8 Interlude: Maleficio
9 When To Her Lute Corinna Sings
10 Caesura
11 Trauma Coil, The
12 Mercyground
13 Heal
14 Epilogue: Twilight
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