19 Feb

Sufjan Stevens – No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross

I have been missing in action from the blog over the last week and a bit due to holiday and work. Aapie has propped us up.

So today I’m back, with a quick one that is a bit different from the stuff we normally post, but a track that had to go up.

No Shade In The Shadow of The Cross by Sufjan Stevens.

I am a huge fan of his work, in fact I think he has put out some of the most brilliant and emotive music in the last 10 years or so. His stuff has the ability to reduce me to tears on a regular basis. After the electronic cacophony of The Age of Adz album he has returned (for this track at least) to his more folk, acoustic leanings. It sounds great.

This is the first single from his upcoming be album. Once again he uses religious imagery and abrupt lyrics to create a compelling, atmospheric track when coupled with his guitar picking and multi-tracked voice. I can’t wait for the album.

As I don’t get the chance to blog about him much I have also posted up and older track, of the same style, from the album Illinois, Decatur, or round of applause for your step mother. A beautiful track with some amazing lyrics.

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