Amos the Transparent

Amos the Transparent: Everything I've Forgotten to Forget

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Product Type: CD

Title: Everything I've Forgotten to Forget
Label: Universal Import

'One of the best albums of 2007' - IHeartMusic. 'One of the most beautiful, intimate and intricate albums of the year...the album is relentlessly god-like in it's songwriting and arrangements.' - Some Velvet Blog 'Wiry folk / indie pop that sways and swells with amazing precision.' - 'A tour-de-force of indie-pop mastery and one of 2007's hidden gems.' - StereoSubversion 'A collision of folk song intimacy and classic rock anthemicism, fused together by a deep melodic and melancholic streak." ----------------------------------------------------------- Amos the Transparent surged onto the Canadian music scene with one of the most acclaimed debuts of 2007. Critics and music lovers praised the lush arrangements and seductive melodies found on Everything I've Forgotten to Forget, leading to a string of festival performances and opening slots on Polaris Prize winner Patrick Watson's tour. Everything I've Forgotten to Forget distills the creative core of Amos the Transparent. Every song is unique in feel and delivery, resulting in an album both musically and lyrically dense. Although rooted in folk, there is also an element of experimentation that draws comparisons to the likes of Wilco and Broken Social Scene. Amos the Transparent is the brainchild of Ottawa, Ontario songwriter Jonathan Chandler. Having spent several years playing in various local outfits, Chandler longed for the opportunity to showcase material he'd stored away. Chandler turned to long-time friend and former band-mate Christopher Wilson to further develop the songs and execute his vision. The duo applied a collective approach to the recording process, mining the influences and talents of numerous guest artists including Amy Millan of Stars who makes a special guest vocal appearance on the stunning duet, "After All That, It's Come To This". Millan agreed to perform the track after Chandler and Wilson captivated her with an a capella version of the song backstage at Bluesfest 2006 in Ottawa. One would think adding such star power to an album would divert attention away from the songs. Not so for this emerging songwriting talent, and one of the most promising new acts to watch for in 2008.

1.1 Title Track
1.2 She Wasn't Lying
1.3 My Fear of Animals
1.4 All You Bellydancers Unite! We Are Bur Sorrowed Men
1.5 After All That, It's Come to This
1.6 Hard Times, Simply Come By
1.7 How I Failed As An Architect
1.8 (Here's to) New Beginnings
1.9 It's a Beautiful Life
1.10 I Knew I Shouldn't Have Held My Breath
1.11 Ok, Ok, Fine, Okay
1.12 Stale Scent of Old Beer
1.13 I'm on Trial

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