Autumn's Grey Solace | Shades of Grey

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Shades of Grey

by Autumn's Grey Solace

Shades Of Grey shows that Autumn’s Grey Solace is evolving, yet retains the characteristics that have made their music popular with fans of the ethereal, shoegazer and dreampop genres. Shades Of Grey is incredible, leaving the listener breathless.
Genre: Rock: Shoegaze
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1. Treasure Box
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2. Cold Sea
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3. Angel of Light
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4. Last Tear
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5. Hidden
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6. Shades of Grey
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7. Fodderwing
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8. In the Darkest Night
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9. Edge of the World
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10. The Cell
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11. Still
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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"The breakup of the Cocteau Twins in the mid-'90s left a void in the realm of ethereal shoegazer music that many thought could never be filled. But wow, Autumn's Grey Solace comes darn close. The duo of guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Scott Ferrell and vocalist/lyricist Erin Welton creates an angelic soundscape that is unquestionably reminiscent of the Cocteaus. If Welton isn't as 'otherly' as Fraser, she makes up for it with a more sustained sweetness of tone and a complete lack of histrionics." - Playback St. Louis

Ever mindful of the lineage they have established, Autumn's Grey Solace stays true to their musical roots while introducing a driving and aggressive intensity to some tracks on Shades Of Grey, their fourth album. The album begins with "Treasure Box," a lush combination of layered female vocal harmonies and sugar-glazed guitars, slightly evocative of the Cocteau Twins' Blue Bell Knoll period. It is the second track, “Cold Sea," which finds this duo venturing into new sonic territories. The vocals are suave and attractive while the guitars are swirly and wet and driving; this track has an intensity not heard before from the band. It’s not quite “rock,” but it could certainly be described as “ethereal rock!" They quickly recede into the melancholy with “Last Tear," taking shoegazing down into the sub-contra with heavily effected 7-string guitar chords and abysmally deep bass lines. Erin Welton expands her vocal stylings on this track, creating some of her most expressive vocals ever. The middle of the album progresses with beautifully crystalline compositions, including the dreampop title track, “Shades Of Grey." Near the end of the album, songs like the dreamy “Edge Of The World” and “Still" retain the soft, heavenly qualities that Autumn’s Grey Solace is known for on their previous albums.

Knowing that you need a little bit of light to define the shadows, Shades Of Grey takes the shoegazer genre in new directions and beyond, showing that Autumn’s Grey Solace is evolving, yet retains the characteristics that have made their music popular with fans of the ethereal, shoegazer and dreampop genres. Shades Of Grey is incredible, leaving the listener breathless.

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anna maria

Brilliant record.
A great ethereal masterwork. The vocals are stunning and the melodies shimmer. But it's got more grit than previous
releases. Well worth getting.
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John Davis

Reminiscent of early 90's Shoegaze
This album contains some pretty dark and heavy songs but at the same time glissens with some dreampop characteristics. Love the band name.
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