This is one of my favorite records, ever. From hearing Noi Boi off of Cum Laude in my senior year of high school, to finding their entire discography and listening to it all on repeat, this album stands out. Especially the epic story sang in Chimera Obscurant. The Velvet Teen is 2000's emo/art rock at its finest.
Favorite track: Chimera Obscurant.
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The Velvet Teen's 2nd full-length release was originally intended as a piano-based e.p., but grew into something much more elaborate. Judah wrote most of these songs on his green piano, and Logan & Josh helped to flesh them out during rehearsals in the Santa Rosa countryside. The Universe took over from there. Lush string arrangements and hints at complex conspiracy theories have made Elysium a favorite amongst heavy-hearted and heady-headed fans...
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All songs written by The Velvet Teen; lyrics by Judah Nagler. Strings, woodwinds and horns arranged and conducted by Adam Theis. Recorded by Judah and Ephriam Nagler from December 2003 through March 2004 in California. Mixed by Dave Trumfio and Michael Hagler. Produced by The Velvet Teen, Dave Trumfio and Michael Hagler.
When "You parked your car out on my lawn and came inside", I felt that because I have a car and have previously parked it on a lawn. TWIABP sings about parking lots and cars = best release ever. jason hankins
The unique and symbiotic combination of post-rock/"emo" that is nestled within each track of these albums, with or without vocals, continues to significantly contribute to the soundtrack of an epic movie in my mind. Triumphant yet melancholic, turbulent yet hopeful. Michiganderik