Dark Is the Way. Light Is a Place [CD/DVD] [Deluxe Edition]

Dark Is the Way. Light Is a Place [CD/DVD] [Deluxe Edition]

by Anberlin
     
 

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On their fifth album, Dark Is the Way Light Is a Place, Anberlin continue down the path they started down on New Surrender, with a sound that's even more layered and dense. Utilizing the talents of Grammy-winning producer Brendan O'Brien, the band's

Overview

On their fifth album, Dark Is the Way Light Is a Place, Anberlin continue down the path they started down on New Surrender, with a sound that's even more layered and dense. Utilizing the talents of Grammy-winning producer Brendan O'Brien, the band's sound has evolved in a way that manages to be less poppy while sounding decidedly more pop, with the album having a casual slickness to it that makes it sound like something that belongs on the radio rather than an something that's trying to be on the radio. Part of this comes from the band borrowing heavily from U2's playbook. The songs feel more expansive, utilizing lots of delay-heavy guitars to fill more space with simpler melodies, creating a lush musical landscape for singer Stephen Christian's vocals to explore. This new direction goes a long way towards separating Anberlin from the rest of the emo-rock pack, giving them a little something to help them standout to the uninitiated while delivering the plaintive pop will please everyone who's already made a connection with the band. While they might miss some of the drive that the band brought to the table in their earlier work, the depth of slower and more spacious songs like "Take Me (As You Found Me)" should ultimately prove more rewarding in the long run. [The deluxe edition, released in 2010, features a DVD of bonus material.]

Product Details

Release Date:
09/07/2010
Label:
Republic
UPC:
0602527488707
catalogNumber:
001474810

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anberlin   Primary Artist
Christian McAlhaney   Group Member
Nathan Young   Group Member
Joseph Milligan   Group Member
Deon Rexroat   Group Member
Stephen Christian   Group Member

Technical Credits

Brendan O'Brien   Producer
Billy Bowers   Engineer
Anberlin   Composer
Danny Yourd   Video Producer,Filmmaker
Tom Syrowski   Engineer
Jordan Butcher   Art Direction
Steven Hoover   Video Director,Filmmaker
Michael Zavros   Cover Illustration
Frank Arigo   Executive Producer
Curtis Abbott   Filmmaker
Stephen Christian   Composer,Lyricist

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