Music > "the blank album"
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recorded in 2005
CD released in 2006 - 9 songs - raw - acoustic - tracks recorded live with guitar, vocals, sometimes harmonica
"the blank album" song titles:
1. a little laugh 2. more morphine please 3. it's a weapon 4. everybody's fault 5. shoo 6. Peter and Mike and the flashlight 7. screamin' 8. better wait until you're dead 9. it shapes my fuckin' head
free mp3 song downloads from the blank album:
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Review of "the blank album" by Hap Mansfield
I'm not patronizing you here, I'm protecting you. Move along. You aren't ready for this. Buy it for your unborn children. What are the chances you're going to understand the fierce softness and the soft ferocity? I wouldn't bet on you. And I like you.
Part Daniel Johnston, part Stravinsky, part Kurt Cobain, part Foggy Mountain Boys, Michael McDaeth breaks through all the frames of form and comes out the other side with something so odd, so brave, so beautiful and so irritating you won't know what to make of it. When it hits you, it may leave a mark i.e. I hope you don't bruise easily, i.e. I hope you don't cry easily, i.e. I hope you dig it. It's only one guy and only one guitar and one ill-used and slightly grumpy harmonica. How does it sound like a firestorm on Mars? Beats me. Beats me good. Go to mcdaeth.com and listen to "We're Anonymous" from Shine In Reverse. It'll ease you into it.
This is slam dancing for the soul. Hope you're insured.