August 24th will be the drop date for the second full-length album by Land Of Talk.
Usually its Elizabeth Powell who helms the band.
With the second album she got alot of help from Patrick Watson, Stars, Arcade Fire, The Besnard Lakes, Thee Silver Mt. Zion, Wintersleep and Esmerine.
I am very surprised with the production on Cloak and Cipher.
Its alot of experimentation and a fuller sound.
What is great about this album it came during Liz’s downtime on recovery from her vocal surgery.
She had alot of writing and making music during her downtime.
The result is ten luscious tracks on the album.
There is a mix of the mellow LoT (Better and Closer) and angry LoT (The Hate I Won’t Commit).
Blangee Blee sounds like its picks up the song where Some Are Lakes left off.
There are some tracks that I have a sense of emotion and connection to which are Goaltime Exposure, Quarry Hymns and Color Me Badd.
Wondering what the name of the hidden track after Better and Closer.
Overall I really love Cloak and Cipher.
- Cloak and Cipher
- Goaltime Exposure
- Quarry Hymns
- Swift Coins [audio:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4791237/04%20Swift%20Coin.mp3]
- Color Me Badd
- The Hate I Won’t Commit
- Blangee Blee
- Better and Closer