Monday, May 7, 2007

Radical Face


While Electric President did its best to harness the electronic charm of The Postal Service, Ben Cooper’s music as Radical Face is more in touch with the roots of folk and Americana, but updates the two with electronic flourishes. Ghost operates on a much grander scale as well. Like most of the songs on the album, “Glory” is the sound of something majestic and all too important. It’s made of the stuff soldiers would rally to in the final hours of battle… least that’s the impression I get from the marching sounds in the intro. Despite its grandiose scope, the song still remains humbled with simplicity. Its presence is just as affable as it is effective, and you can’t help but be enamored by it. I’d like to think there’s still room in the world for songs like that.

Download >>Glory

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