Talkdemonic

4 albums

Speakers everywhere this fall will rejoice with the arrival of Eyes at Half Mast, the third record from Talkdemonic. The Portland, Oregon duo of Kevin O'Connor and Lisa Molinaro have been playing together since 2003; she plays the viola and cello, while he plays everything else, including, but not limited to: drums, synths, and acoustic instruments. The result is an intoxicating blend of symphonic strings and explosive percussion; achingly beautiful music.
Eyes at Half Mast is the band's high water mark. The album teems with moments of spirited beauty, (especially on Duality of Deathening and March Movement) and of haunting elegies (as exemplified by Tides in Their Grave and Dust and Heat). There are passages filled with raw dissonance on the record, such as the release and tension offered by Civilian. There is a sense of loss and memory running through many of these songs, but the tone of the record is ultimately one of hope, a satisfyingly dark vitality that embraces melodic confidence.
Talkdemonic continue to expand the range of emotion that they are able to evoke without words. The band is emerging in terms of composition, song structure and recording, and the sound crystallizes here. Talkdemonic hit a stride in songwriting with tunes like Ending the Orange Glow and Black Wood Crimson, which feature complex arrangements, layers and harmonies. It's worth nor mixed thirteen of the fourteen songs from this set.
Audiences admire Talkdemonic for their uncompromisingly cathartic and bewitching live sets, as they witness the co-mingling of O'Connor's rhythmic prowess and Molinaro's tempestuous craft. It becomes a welcome contagion, to know Talkdemonic, as they remind us continue to treat music as something of crucial importance and endless amazement.

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44 songs
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Axe And Red Sweater Beat Romantic
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Cascade Locks Beat Romantic
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Dusty Flourescent/Wooden Shelves Beat Romantic
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Hillside Monarch Beat Romantic
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Human Till Born Beat Romantic
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Junesong Beat Romantic
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Lightning And Butterflies Beat Romantic
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Manhattan '81 Beat Romantic
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Mountain Cats Beat Romantic
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Mountaintops In Caves Beat Romantic
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Sept With Smith Beat Romantic
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Skyscraper Beat Romantic
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Veraison Beat Romantic
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White Gymnasium Beat Romantic
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A Hundred Faces In The Neon Forest Eyes At Half Mast
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Black Wood Crimson Eyes At Half Mast
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Dream By Heart Eyes At Half Mast
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Duality Of Deathening Eyes At Half Mast
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Dust And Heat Eyes At Half Mast
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Ending The Orange Glow Eyes At Half Mast
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Huancayo Orchestrelle Eyes At Half Mast
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Leaving Light Eyes At Half Mast
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March Movement Eyes At Half Mast
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Shallow Doldrums Eyes At Half Mast
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Shattered Into Dyes Eyes At Half Mast
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Tides In Their Grave Eyes At Half Mast
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Andean Twilight Mutiny Sunshine
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Blood Dripped From Yr Eyes Mutiny Sunshine
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Eardrum Symphony Mutiny Sunshine
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Final Russian Mutiny Sunshine
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I Am The Son Of The Heiress Mutiny Sunshine
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In The Machinery Of Night Mutiny Sunshine
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Indian Angel Mutiny Sunshine
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Mutiny Sunshine Mutiny Sunshine
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Starry Dynamo Mutiny Sunshine
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The Last Untouched Mutiny Sunshine
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The Snow Melted, It Was Goodnight Mutiny Sunshine
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Versus The Above Mutiny Sunshine
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When I Spent October With Erik Mutiny Sunshine
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