Friday, 16 May 2008

BOB THEIL - So Far ( UK 1982 )


How can this album be so unknown? It's an absolute masterpiece, one of those few albums which live in their own world and can take you there with a few notes, whatever you're doing.

Bob Theil's a singer/songwriter, and his music is one of the most sad and unhopeful I've ever listened to. It's based on 12-string acoustic guitar, his beautiful voice and sparse synthetizers which, together with cold harmonies and bluesy electric guitar soloing somehow make the album's atmosphere amazing. The album has few quasi-optimistic episodes ("Moments Lost"), but most songs feature a unique "epic" depressive aura.

Link : http://rapidshare.com/files/23269589/sofar.zip

3 comments:

FANTASY said...

Here: http://zafreth.blogspot.com/2007/04/bob-theil-so-far.html

Very highly recommended masterpiece.

V ! said...

Discovered Bob Theil recently thanks to your new home (www.thestrangeexperienceofmusic.com). Thank you for making it available! Its trully beautiful. Look forward hearing one of your next recommendations!

Anonymous said...

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