Album Review: Shades of Grey by Autumn’s Grey Solace

Album Name: Shades of Grey
Artist: Autumn’s Grey Solace
Year/Label: 2006 / Projekt

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Dreampop duo Autumn’s Grey Solace follow their lovely “Riverine” with an equally arresting effort.

Erin Welton and Scott Ferrell’s new album opens with the lush, Cocteau Twins-like swirl of “Treasure Box”. Welton’s voice is lost in dreamy reverb.

The darker “Cold Sea” has rockier strains than before and the group are at home with this style too.

“Last Tear” is softer and Welton’s moving vocal elevates it. The title song is catchy and memorably drowsy. It makes me think the spirit of old 4Ad is still alive.

“Edge of the world” is splendidly old fashioned ethereal bliss. This album might be the band’s finest.

Posted on October 8, 2006

Track Listing
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1. Treasure Box
2. Cold Sea
3. Angel of Light
4. Last Tear
5. Hidden
6. Shades of Grey
7. Fodderwing
8. In The Darkest Night
9. Edge Of The World
10. The Cell
11. Still

[Autumn’s Grey Solace Official Site]


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