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Golden Death Music Ephemera Blues

  • Words: Scott Thill
  • Label: Helmet Room
  • XLR8R Rating: 7/10

Michael Ramey knows his way around psychedelic epics, even though his expansive Ephemera Blues is built out of songs that rarely last longer than a few minutes. The sunny strum of "Together" nevertheless feels like a good soundtrack for Roman Polanski's Repulsion, while the dual consciousness of "Morning Sun, Mourning Song" unfurls like a primordial chant. Ramey's Golden Death Music avatar has a way with media: A lengthy insert featuring compelling art from Lido Pimienta illustrating postmodern fables and folklore–"The Parable of the Discontented Gear" is a great one–fleshes out its architect's acoustic wanderings. He may have written the most peaceful composition for a song titled "Lost in Violence" in the history of music. A trip.

1 comments Ephemera Blues

Golden Death Music (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 01/19/2008 - 09:04

hey, thanks for the nice review, glad you liked the album!
due to a printing error, the artist's credit for the quesson book were left off
John Mallett is responsible for that (http://www.myspace.com/johnmallett), Lido did all the other stuff
thanks!

/M

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