The eagerly anticipated second album from Montreal's Arcade Fire exceeds all expectations. Neon Bible was written, produced, arranged, and performed by the Arcade Fire and recorded throughout 2006 in Quebec, New York, Budapest,and London with recording and engineering help from Markus Dravs (Bjork, Brian Eno) and Scott Colburn (Animal Collective, Sun City Girls). With string and orchestral arrangements by the band's own Owen Pallet (also Final Fantasy) and Regine Chassagne.
On "Neon Bible", Arcade Fire keeps intensive style of indie rock, atomizing soundscapes, assorted instruments, gleaming noises. For the first time listeners, Ocean of Noise, Intervention and Black Waves Bad Vibrations are plain sample of this various intensive indie rock style, including piano along with slide electric guitar, then undamaged passages, violins, mandolin. It sounds like a big orchestra playing that Neon Bible isn't entirely different from "Funeral". In addition this is their best record yet. Of course it's Arcade Fire, and they're truly a famous and prosperous musical group now. The differences between Funeral and Neon Bible is that "Neon Bible" wants to get higher and rationally it approaches to right direction. They make denser their sound on every song, moreover it creates a magical mood. As for the Funeral, it was the record that made Arcade Fire, the Arcade Fire. People who love to discover a record from time to time definitely die for this record. Its rich atmosphere, chock-full of oxygen air, meditative lyrics are coming up with special and odd Arcade Fire sound. In addition this is one of a kind music for snowy, cold, rainy weathers. This makes "Neon Bible" a necessary choice for the winters.
There is no doubt a labor that requires a lot of effort in what "Neon Bible" reveals, a modern
masterpiece! Date: March 6, 2007
mp3: Arcade Fire - Ocean of Noise
MM picks: Black Waves/Bad Vibrations, Ocean of Noise, The Well And The Lighthouse, My Body Is a Cage
Official Arcade Fire
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