E S O

by Minimus The Poet

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"E S O" was released on July 1st, 2009. The full length album was written, arranged, engineered, and produced by Aaron Wold. A Baltimore transplant, Wold recruited some of the area's most talented musicians to contribute performances to the work. Dynamic and eclectic song writing displayed via acoustic strings, layered vocals, an array of percussion, and soaring theremin. Minimus the Poet, once a solo project, has blossomed into a full band; properly supporting and accompanying the debut release.

"...triumphant moments, most notably, the sweetly affecting "Paperweights" and the placid album closer "Prelude." Layered over acoustic guitar, organs and bells, "Paperweight[s]," is a chilly, gospel-influenced duet with singer Dana Alexandra that's tortured, desperate and heart-wrenching. The song has the kind of transcendent and timeless quality that could very well find placement in movie soundtracks and is arguably as gorgeous and aching as anything released this year. On a song like this the band's left-of-center vision shines and their inherent potential is clearly visible. The same can be said for the swampy backwoods cut "Crucible on Lake Lanier," with a winning piano line and lyrics that read like a Flannery O"Connor novel. Additionally, "Something's Not Right," is an inspired alt-country rocker with rousing movements, reaching vocals and a straightforward directness that might do well at college radio. "
-Gregory Robson, Absolutepunk.net

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released July 1, 2009

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