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The Hours by All My Faith Lost ...
THE HOURS re-issued in a lovely 6-panel ecoWallet. Federico reprocessed the images, to give it a moody duotone look.
Clouds, Paperships & Fallen Angels
black tape for a blue girl
remnants of a deeper purity (10th anniversary 2-CD edition)
Disciple ~ SALE $5
(self titled 7th album)
This is Definitely lovely music for the pained romantic in each of us.
“They cast a glorious emotional spell on the soul with warm, fragile and luxurious soundscapes, created by gentle piano notes, intricate string melodies and the bewitching vocals of Viola and Federico. The album embraces your skin with breathtaking melancholy and euphoric pain…an unforgettable dream!” - Underground Press
Romantic, melancholic, seductive. Acoustic, ethereal, lush. Sensual, beautiful and stirring. All are good words to describe The Hours passionate search through the soul. The Italian duo of Viola and Federico create graceful and elegant music for fans of Heavenly Voices, Ethereal & Dark Folk soundscapes. All My Faith Lost's second album quickly follows their 2005 debut on Cold Meat Industry. The album is slow and tranquil, featuring male and female vocals which serve as instruments contributing to the soundscape of acoustic guitar, flute, piano, violin, and cello. All My Faith Lost... unlock a beautifully tender and delicate world, a view into the soul of delicate seduction.
"Federico and Viola, who are both responsible for the lyrical content, also share the lead vocal duties. The vocals are used like instruments, in that they are whispered and subdued, so that the narrative becomes secondary to the texture and tone. The synths are used to fill out the overall sound, but the acoustic guitar, flute, piano, violin, and viola are the true driving forces. This CD is for times of solitude and quiet introspection that will take you far away from the madding crowd." VIRUS MAGAZINE
Just when it reaches the point where you might be tempted to press the pause button and take a break, the album picks up in mood, tempo and complexity, making it just interesting enough to stick with it. Slowly riding that wave for a few tracks, “The Hours” then lulls back to the melancholic place in which it began.
All My Faith Lost... switches male and female vocals often, but rarely do the vocals especially stand out over the synth, acoustic guitar, piano and violin parts that are layered with varying intensities throughout the album. The softness of the vocals and their typically low position on the hierarchy of musical elements essentially makes “The Hours” an instrumental album. With the moody lyrics layered beneath the instruments rather than front and center, “The Hours” is saved from being just another depressing emo lament and is allowed to explore other reasons for being.
This album is mood music, meant to be enjoyed for quiet and private meditation. Somewhere in Japan, Bill Murray, glass of whiskey in hand, is filming a commercial for All My Faith Lost... and seductively says to the camera, “for relaxing times, make it ‘The Hours’ time.” —Stewart Fuell