Gordan Gano And The Ryans - Under The Sun@VBR
01. Man In The Sand
02. Wave And Water
03. Here As A Guest
04. Hired Gun
06. Under The Sun
07. Better Than You Know
08. Way That I Creep
09. Oholah Oholibah
11. Still Suddenly Here
12.Judge To Widow
Gordon Gano has finally realeased a new album! The last one was well over 7 years ago. What can be said? If you like the Violent Femmes I am sure that you will like this album. There are a few songs; Red, Man in the Sand, Way that I Creep, that reminds you of classic Femmes. Others are truly original and stand out as what Gordon Gano is doing now with his own expression and subject matter.
Throughout, as almost since the beginning of his musical career, are religious themes that are allegorical which are taken from the Bible and others which are more subtle spiritual messages within the songs themselves. Take the subject matter as you like, but truth is definitely spoken here in many ways. Sometimes it seems that people think Gordon is making fun of religion or spirituality in these type of songs over the years but he is really serious under the guise of humor. He even put out a gospel album many years ago so you can tell that religion and spirituality are a large part of his life. Just check out the spoken word at the end of the album.
This album is also such a collaborative album with the Ryan brothers and many others. Everyone is in top notch form and the songs just flow so beautifully.
Thirdly, Ganos voice is still there in all its whiny, sardonic, sarcastic beauty. Just an excellent album overall and I would recomend it to anyone interested in great musical expression that stands out from most of the music that is produced today simply for money and fame.
Très bon album et pas seulement pour les nostalgiques des Violent Femmes!
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