Spirals Of Silence

by Angelo De Augustine

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1.
Old Hope 01:58
IM WAITING FOR YOU TO COME DOWN FROM THE HIGH THAT YOU FOUND IM WAITING FOR YOU TO LET GO AND FIND YOUR OLD HOPE IT WAS THE BEST PIECE OF YOU THAT CAME IN FROM THE RAIN IT WAS THE BEST PIECE OF LOVE THAT CAME IN TO SAY IM WAITING FOR YOU TO COME DOWN FROM THE HIGH THAT YOU FOUND IM WAITING FOR YOU TO LET GO
2.
Collections 02:22
ITS OVER OVER WHEN YOURE OUT AND YOU WILL TAKE TIME WITH ALL YOU NEED AND WANT FINDING OUT WHO BELONGS IN MANS COLLECTION ITS OVER OVER WHEN YOURE GONE YOUR HEAD HAS RUN UNTIL YOU FIND OUT AS QUIET KID READS ALOUD ON MANS COLLECTION YOU YOU KNOW HOW HOW HOLLOW YOUVE BECOME ITS OVER OVER WHEN YOURE GONE AND YOU WILL TAKE TIME WITH ALL YOU NEED AND WANT FINDING OUT WHO BELONGS IN MANS COLLECTION
3.
I Spend Days 02:45
I SPEND ALL MY DAYS THINKING OF YOUR LOVE YOU WERENT MY AGE BUT WE GET ALONG THE MOMENT THAT I LEFT I COULD SEE EVERYTHING HOUSE THAT MADE A HOME BECAUSE OF LOVING WIVES I SPEND ALL MY DAYS THINKING OF OUR LOVE YOU APPEAR IN DREAMS BUT YOU DONT TURN ON NOT IN MY WORLD YOU LEFT ALONE TIME AGO WHEN I WAS YOUNG THE MOMENT THAT YOU LEFT I COULD SEE EVERYTHING AGAINST YOUR WORLD YOUR MEANNESS WASNT JUSTIFIED I SPEND ALL MY DAYS THINKING OF OUR LOVE
4.
ITS ALWAYS RIGHT HERE FOR YOU ITS ALL THAT WE KNOW TO KNOW THE BEGINNING AND THE END ARE MADE UP WORDS BEING SIMILAR IF MADE UP WORDS WOULD DIE SAY GOODBYE REACHING OUT FOR THE KID ALL OF SKY LITTERS STARS LETS EXPAND ALL THE SPACE TO FIND THE ONE YOU ARE ITS ALWAYS RIGHT HERE FOR YOU ITS ALL THAT WE KNOW TO KNOW
5.
GO DOWN TO YOUR MOTHERS ROOM SEE WHAT SHE HAS AROUND MEN WHO PASS THROUGH DONT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT YOU NO THEY DONT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT YOU I TRIED TO FIND SOMEONE NICE BUT IN THE END THEY TRY TO SNEAK IN A KISS AT THE END OF CHRISTMAS DINNER IM SORRY BUT SHES A MARRIED MOTHER A MARRIED MOTHER A MARRIED MOTHER GO DOWN TO YOUR MOTHERS ROOM SEE ALL YOUR FRIENDS AROUND PUSHING YOU THEY DONT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT YOU NO THEY DONT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT YOU I TRIED TO FIND SOMEONE NICE BUT IN THE END I MARRIED MOTHER I MARRIED MOTHER I MARRIED MOTHER
6.
Clay Dad 02:44
HES A DAD SO THEY SAY BUT I WONT WHATS A MAN I DONT CARE I KNOW IM NOT ONE WAKEN UP ONLY TO RISE AGAIN DREAMS OF UNITY HAVE FADED TURNING AROUND TO SEE THERES A HEAD I N THE BACK LOOKING AT ME LIT A FIRE IN THE KILN MAKE SOMEBODY TO WATCH OVER ME
7.
I SAID ID WAIT LIKE BEFORE SAME AS THE OPEN DOOR SAID ID WAIT FOR THIS IS A SHOCK ITS ALOT TO TIGHTEN UP THE LOCK WHEN IN RARE FORM FOLLOWING YOU SAID YOUD OPEN WHEN YOU FOUND SOMETHING YOU OPEN TO THE IDEA THE IDEA AN OLD FRIEND NOW PRETEND BECAUSE IT HAD TO END IN A BAD WAY THEY SAY ITS WRONG BUT ITS A START IN TAKING UP THE PART FOR YOUR OWN SAKE PROMISING YOURSELF YOUD OPEN WHEN YOU FOUND SOMETHING YOU OPEN TO THE IDEA THE IDEA
8.
TAKE SOME TIME HURRIED UP ON THE LIGHT YOU MAKE FOR ME PEACE OF MIND IS THE ONLY THOUGHT THAT WE TRULY NEED HAS IT REASSEMBLED LIKE BEFORE STAINED GLASS EYES HAD THEIR SOUND AS LASHES BEAT AROUND MAKING LIGHT DANCE INSIDE THE MIND TILL TIME IS THROUGH HIS BODY IS STREWN ALONG THE FLOOR TRAVEL BACK TO THE PAST KEYMARAM SAID PAST IS DEAD BUT ITS REAL TO ME I FEEL INTEREST IN HOW PAST BEGINS TAKE SOME TIME TO REINVENT THE LINE THAT RUNS TOWARDS THE MOON SLOWED DOWN LIKE CLOUDS IN WIND REVEALING TRUTH TO YOU
9.
WHEN THEY SAY YOU RADIATE ONLY MISTAKE TO CHANGE THE PAST YOU MUST MAKE YOUR LOVE LAST IF YOURE GONNA DO ANYTHING PLEASE KNOW THAT ILL BE AROUND WHEN YOU OPEN UP THE DOOR STAY AT HOME CREATE IT ON YOUR OWN TO SHARE WITH FAMILY WHO CARE WILL YOU REACT LIKE A MOTHER WILL YOU REACT AS A SISTER OR WITH LOVE FOR ANOTHER
10.
I TRIED TO THINK AS THE LIGHT BOUNCES AROUND FROM TIME TO TIME YOU HAD A DREAM THAT YOU SHARE WITH US FREQUENTLY THINKING YOU WERE SOMEONE ELSE WHEN YOU WERE ONLY YOURSELF IS IT ENOUGH? YOU GAVE UP ON THE DREAM SEPARATING YOU FROM EVERYTHING WILL YOU TRY AND BEND THE LIE SAYING THAT THINGS ARE JUST FINE SAYING YOU WERE SOMEWHERE ELSE WHEN YOU WERE BY YOURSELF TUCKED IN AT HOME
11.
It's a Life 02:13
I HAVE BEEN OPEN LIKE A DOOR NOBODY WANTS TO COME IN MAYBE IM MEAN AND CANT SEE AT ALL ITS A LIFE IVE GOTTEN USED TO IM BECOMING CLOSED LIKE BEFORE AND EVERYONE WANTS TO BE LET IN MAYBE I DONT HAVE ANYTHING YOU WANT AT ALL

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released November 18, 2014

Angelo De Augustine knows there’s more than one way to get someone’s attention. The 22-year-old L.A. musician affects through simplicity, captivates through lack of adornment and intrigues through hushed tones. It’s like that old piece of advice to speak softly so those listening to you will have to lean in—it’s an easy way to create intimacy. But De Augustine’s debut album, Spirals Of Silence, is more than quiet trickery. It’s proof of the nostalgic, heart-wrenching power of a finger-plucked guitar and a whispered voice.

There’s a delicate obsession running through every song on the album. On Spend Days, De Augustine breathily croons, “I spend all of my days thinking of our love,” over a delicate, climbing guitar. The Beginning And The End sees De Augustine layering in soft atmospherics to agitate the space around his bruised vocals. But Spirals Of Silence isn’t all nervous white space. Album single Old Hope recalls the shy optimism of Cat Stevens with lyrics like, “It was the best piece of you that came in from the rain,” over a dewy, brand-new-day guitar lilt.

It’s hard not to hear some Nick Drake or Elliott Smith in there—and De Augustine will inevitably get these comparisons—but he’s more optimistic than both. In Collections, De Augustine adds a haunting churn to his voice, repeating words in a muted refrain like a subconscious tick. On Clay Dad, he hurries his guitar pluck so it ends up sounding almost like static. You Open To The Idea threatens to break De Augustine’s tissue paper vocals, but it’s his own doing. It’s in these small moments that De Augustine illuminates his precise attention to detail—it’s the little things that count.

And, in the end, the album works because De Augustine understands his stylistic vulnerabilities—his easily crushed vocals, his one-man instrumentation—and turns them into the essence of his sound. It works because De Augustine is confident that even without bright colors, shiny baubles and loud sounds you’re going to pay attention.

- Lizzie Plaugic, CMJ.com (www.cmj.com/reviews/angelo-de-augustine-spirals-silence/)

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Angelo De Augustine Los Angeles, California

Angelo De Augustine writes and records music in Thousand Oaks, California -- a suburb north of Los Angeles, where he grew up.  His self-released debut album, Spirals of Silence, and 3-song EP follow-up, How Past Begins, earned praise from The FADER, Stereogum, Vogue, My Old Kentucky Blog, and more. ... more

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