Sand & Snow [CD]

  • Artist: A Silent Film
  • SKU: 20237568
  • Release Date: 06/05/2012
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Album of 2012

    Posted
    soshell311
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    I have been an A Silent Film fan for a little more than three years. Their music is so captivating, lyrically and melodically. The City that Sleeps was a stand out album on it's own and will always be one of my favorites. The anticipation for "Sand & Snow" was well worth the four year wait between album releases. For anyone not aware, the band had plenty of material to produce a second album but once they migrated into the United States to tour behind The City that Sleeps, everything changed for singer/lyricist Robert Stevenson. Any old material was scrapped and Robert began a new writing process reflective of his experiences in America. Seeing them tour over the last year and a half gave some insight to their new material and I was awestruck from the first note. It was completely breathtaking. Ever since I purchased "Sand & Snow" on June 5, 2012 it's been on constant rotation either on my iPhone or in my car stereo. From the first note in "Reaching the Potential" to the last in "Thousand Mile Race", the album takes you on a ride that you don't want to get off. There are very few albums where I can honestly say that I do not skip a single track and this is definitely one of them. Each track effortlessly flows into the one another and sends you on a journey of wonderment. This album, in my honest opinion, is one of the most skillfully written pieces of art and should be shared/enjoyed by many! Sand & Snow is easily my favorite album of 2012 and you will be doing a huge disservice if you let this fall by the waste side. Robert Stevenson, Spencer Walker, Ali Hussain and Karl Bareham make up a quartet of such gifted musicians and it shows within this album. I highly recommend everyone check this album out as well as see them on tour, if you haven't already! Their stage presence alone will blow you away plus it will give you the chance to chat with the gents. They are very humble and grateful to their fans and it will always show. Oh yeah, Like them on Facebook(www.facebook.com/asilentfim), Follow them on Twitter(www.twitter.com/asilentfilm) and subscribe to them on YouTube. They have just began releasing unrehearsed, unedited and completely raw footage of them performing their songs, as well as cover songs, as a gift to their fans. Elegantly title "The Sycamore Tapes", it's a wonderful treat to anyone interested!! I know A Silent Film is a short time away from becoming huge, so check them out now!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sophmore album!

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    3Sunrises
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    A Silent Film, a band from Oxford, England, has transplanted to the US (specifically Arizona) to record their second album, Sand & Snow. The result is a sweeping, majestic album full of big sounds and thoughtful lyrics that will pull you in, and make you wonder why this isn't the biggest band in the world. The first Single, "Danny, Dakota & the Wishing Well" is a wonderfully told story of love lost and regained. "Reaching the Potential" starts slowly, allowing you to take a deep breath before it bursts into a soaring, pounding exclamation of the power of faith in oneself. In "Anastasia" the band implores the woman for whom the song was named to remember herself, and who she wants to be, rather than conform to a false society standard. The rest of the album is full of songs of love, friendship, relationships lost, longing, and so much more. Musically, the four members of the band are incredibly talented musicians individually, but when they are together, they fit so well, and complement each other so perfectly, it brings the sound to another whole level. Think U2 in it's heyday. Comparisons have also been made to Keene, Coldplay and Muse. Throw in a little INXS, Peter Gabriel and Simple MInds and you start to get the idea. I would recommend everyone buy this album, then go see them live when they come anywhere near you. Soon enough, they will be playing arenas and you will regret having missed out on seeing them in an intimate venue

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sand and Snow Doesn't Drift

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    Anonymous
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    I will start off saying that no album is perfect. There are very few albums I would give a 5 star review to and that goes for bands that have been making amazing music for 30 years. I also have to leave room for the day when this band writes and album that throws me down and makes me cry in submission. This most important thing about any music you spend time on is that it must be good. That may be a relative term, but there are a few criteria we all agree on. We require good mental and musical imagery. We require a level of intricacy or at least solid proficiency. We require our music to have a beating heart. This band is serious about their music and they're serious about their fans. It is no accident that Reaching the Potential is the lead song on this album. Indeed, they ask you the question. My answer is yes. Highlights and must hears on the album are Anastasia, Harbour Lights, Let Them Feel Your Heartbeat and Danny, Dakota and the Wishing Well. Rustle of Stars is an amazing shining moment so outside of the sound you might expect from this band. If they teach us anything about being fans is to NEVER expect a certain sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    expectations? BLOWN AWAY!

    Posted
    DrivenByAHeart

    A Silent Film have been on constant rotation on my Iphone since I saw them in early 2011. Since then it's been a tedious wait for their sophomore album to drop! Well today was my lucky day! Sand & Snow is just as beautiful, entertaining and mellifluous as I ever could have expected! Do yourself a favor and get this album - and while you're at it pick up The City That Sleeps too!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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