Sunday, November 3, 2013

Long Live Death - To Do More Than God... to Die (2003)


Flowerchild deathcult vibes from one of my all-time favorite Baltimore bands. Fatalistic lyrics, mournful cello, fingerpicked guitars, flute, and percussion courtesy of Chris Freeland of Oxes. To Do More Than God... To Die is their first release, and includes five haunting, sorrowful originals plus a sinister cover version of Garth Brooks' "That Summer." My old band had the pleasure of playing a number of shows with Long Live Death, and their performances were truly awe-inspiring and humbling: unpredictable, life-affirming, and often, participatory. Should I mention that my sister was in this band?

P.S. I'm including in the download "Anna's Song," a rarity that was featured on some Baltimore music comp and is probably my favorite LLD song.

Track listing:
1. There Is No Death
2. That Summer
3. Bending Time
4. Bits and Bits
5. Strings of Time
6. Patience Through All Worlds
(+ Anna's Song)

These stumbling skits

8 comments:

  1. I hope I am not the only one commenting on your blog you know, I really like the music you're putting on it, can you re-uoload this one please? Sounds like great music to drive a car in..

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    1. You kind of are the only one! Aside from you, I get maybe 2-3 comments a month. Plenty of pagehits, not too many comments. I will reupload this soon, glad you're interested.

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  2. Just don't have the time to sort all my music out and make music myself. I just end up listening to playlists on Youtube, find bands and even worse: find out they are playing/have played around the corner. Can you drop me a mail when you got the file uploaded again, my email is in my profile somewhere.

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  3. Very generous review, thanks Tim. I should give you our 3rd, unreleased album.

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    1. Haha, I mean every word of it. I did not realize you had a whole unreleased album, and would really love to get a copy of it. You could email a link to invisibleartery@gmail.com, maybe?

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  4. Hello, this sounded interesting, but has now expired. Would you mind reupping it kindly?

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    1. It's uploading as I type this, should be ready momentarily.

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  5. Thank you, sounds like my kinda stuff.

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