Album Name: Unlucky Atlas
Artist: Unlucky Atlas
Year/Label: 2006 / No Idea Records
Gosh, another hard to classify record. Sometimes I want to say Celtic but it’s not really Celtic, and it’s not really like anything else either. With instruments like the autoharp, cello and mandolin I guess Celtic seems reasonable.
There is an interesting, almost discordant sound at times. It’s haunting and lovely.
The lyrics area also interesting I like the line: “Graveyards make firm foundations for our bright, bright mansions” I can’t honestly say I know what they mean, but it sounds cool.
This is another one of those records that is hard to write about. I like it, honestly. I just don’t know how to explain it.
1. Noble Enterprise
2. Elegy (for Marla)
4. In Paradisum
5. Great Awakening
6. Jacobian Waltz
7. Forward Presence