Label: Garageland Records - GRCD042 • Format: CD Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Blues Rock, Stoner Rock, Grunge
Roman Candle is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. It was recorded in late and released on July 14, by record label Cavity Search. Pitchfork has described the album's style as "lo-fi folk ". Roman Candle was recorded and released while Smith was still in Heatmiser. According to Benjamin Nugent's biography Elliott Smith and the Big NothingSmith recorded the album in the basement of the home of then-girlfriend and Heatmiser manager J.
The album was never intended for release, as Smith only expected to get a deal for a 7" single; however, after Gonson played the album for Cavity Search, they immediately requested permission to release it in its entirety. Smith at first hesitated, and then allowed permission. The album has a raw, homemade soundwith Smith playing each instrument and recording it on his four-track recorder.
Smith chose the image because he "liked the way the picture looked as a 'piece of art'". It was remastered by Larry Cranewith the original mixes by Smith remaining intact. On the official press release on Sweetadeline.
The intention that I had was A Heart In New York - Art Garfunkel - A Heart In New York make the album more listenable.
I felt that a lot of the guitar "squeaks" were jarring and very loud, and that many of the hard consonants and "s" sounds were jarring and scratchy sounding. I felt by reducing these noises that the music would become more inviting and the sound would serve the songs better. When I went to Roger Seibel's SAE Mastering, The Young Talent Team - Young Talent Time proceeded to equalize the tracks a small amount and to make the volume slightly louder.
We never tried to make this CD as Sono Bugiarda (2004 Remix Diy Radio Edit) - Caterina Caselli - Sono Bugiarda (2004 Remix) as current, over-limited trendsbut just to match the volume of the rest of Elliott's KRS catalog in a graceful way.
Please note that none of this album is "remixed" from the master tapes — it is still composed of the mixes Elliott created himself. In its retrospective review, BBC Music opined that the album "remains a searingly Do You Mind? - Kiwi Maddog - Kiwi Maddog and decisive collection. As a genesis of exceptional talent it is flawless, and heartbreakingly so.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Elliott Smith. Singer-songwriter indie folk. Retrieved Elliott Smith and the Big Nothing. Da Capo Press. Retrieved April 13, Sweet Adeline. Retrieved December 7, Consequence of Sound. Drowned in Sound.
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