Wilderness

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All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
Archer Prewitt has been putting out intelligent, sophisticated pop music for some time now, and Wilderness is another absolute gem. There's a certain sense of melancholy running throughout, but this is often belied by the upbeat music, which often takes unexpected yet totally natural twists and turns. Tempos change in mid-tune, and sparse accompaniment will suddenly blossom into a lush cinematic sound with horns and strings, as on the majestic coda to "Cheap Rhyme." The band is spot-on, and the album has an inviting, relaxed sound. The songs are utterly engaging, and the detailed arrangements reveal more with each listen. Choosing highlights would be arbitrary at best;...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
Archer Prewitt has been putting out intelligent, sophisticated pop music for some time now, and Wilderness is another absolute gem. There's a certain sense of melancholy running throughout, but this is often belied by the upbeat music, which often takes unexpected yet totally natural twists and turns. Tempos change in mid-tune, and sparse accompaniment will suddenly blossom into a lush cinematic sound with horns and strings, as on the majestic coda to "Cheap Rhyme." The band is spot-on, and the album has an inviting, relaxed sound. The songs are utterly engaging, and the detailed arrangements reveal more with each listen. Choosing highlights would be arbitrary at best; Prewitt has written a great batch of tunes, and the production and arrangements show him to be a supreme pop craftsman.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2005
  • Label: Thrill Jockey
  • UPC: 790377014921
  • Catalog Number: 70149
  • Sales rank: 201,265

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Way of the Sun (4:53)
  2. 2 Leaders (4:24)
  3. 3 O, Ky (5:19)
  4. 4 Go Away (4:55)
  5. 5 Judy, Judy (4:43)
  6. 6 No More (3:49)
  7. 7 Think Again (5:16)
  8. 8 Cheap Rhyme (6:20)
  9. 9 O, Lord (5:03)
  10. 10 Without You (5:13)
  11. 11 Wilderness (4:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Archer Prewitt Primary Artist, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Vocals, Mellotron, Vibes, Stylophone
Susan Voelz Violin
Dave Crawford Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Trumpet, Horn, Mellotron
Fred Lonberg-Holm Cello
Susan Velz Violin
Rich Parenti Saxophone
Chris Manfrin Drums
Nick Broste Trombone
Max Crawford Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Trumpet, Mellotron
Mark Greenberg Organ, Bass, Piano, Bells, Mellotron, Vibes, Stylophone
Technical Credits
Dave Crawford String Arrangements
Barry Phipps Engineer
Archer Prewitt Composer, Audio Production, Drawing
Roger Seibel Mastering
Jeremy Lemos Engineer
Mark Greenberg Engineer
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