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Everlasting the Way
Monitor Records

Rating: NR/10 ?

October 1, 2004
Everlasting the Way is the brainchild of Sean Meadows (June of 44, Lungfish, Sonora Pine). Sean apparently began writing this album in his head on a cross country motor-cycle trip that would eventually lead him to ditch the bike and travel the world. Portions of this record were laid down in LA, Baltimore, and Italy. With the changes in scenery undoubtedly came changes in mood, which made me wonder what kind of continuity the record would have. After the initial listen, it proved to be as much of a musical journey, as it was a physical one.

The record remains placid throughout, some of the instrumentals seem to have more silence than sound, but each track represents a different landscape. Cellos, mandolin, guitars, piano, and some unique percussive elements blend into one another while the silent pockets provide depth.

The journey begins with a minimalistic track called "Volcanic Sunrise" and slowly progresses through hills and valleys, culminating at track nine, "hung up and don't know why"; a spooky and harsh, but mildly upbeat jazzy number. This track turns the travels around and heads for home with only two tracks left to get there. The final two tracks wrap up the trip with a subtle happiness.

Reviewed by Ryan Guffey

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