MP3 Dumb Angel - I Woke Up This Morning
Nick Drake grows up thirty years later in the middle of the Canadian prairies instead of the English countryside, listening to space-rock instead of delta blues. One fateful day, Nick Drake goes nuts and kidnaps Hope Sandoval and Bruce Cockburn.
10 MP3 Songs in this album (64:31) !
Related styles: FOLK: Psych-folk, FOLK: Alternative Folk
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"Dumb Angel has captured a mix of subtlety, thoughtfulness, and melody that allows him to...elevate his music to a higher plane of existence" – Planet S
Dumb Angel is the musical alter-ego of Saskatoon, SK based singer-songwriter Shaun Mason. A swirling, dream-like mixture of beautiful, wandering melodies and hypnotic acoustic guitars, Dumb Angel revolves between Mason the solo artist and a trio where he''s joined by Melissa Nygren (Cracker Cats, Heartstrings) on vocal harmonies and glockenspiel and Patrick Schmidt (Slow Down, Molasses) on second guitar. While these hushed, spectral compositions evoke the music of Nick Drake, Red House Painters and other purveyors of moody, quiet folk, Dumb Angel manages to sound completely unique as it charts its own luminous musical explorations of self and place.
Dumb Angel''s latest recorded offering and sophomore effort, “I Woke Up This Morning”, sees Mason further exploring and developing the musical and lyrical themes set out in Dumb Angel''s independently-produced and -released first album, 2006''s “Ghost Dance”. But while “Ghost Dance” was recorded by Mason himself, slowly and meticulously overdubbing layers of vocal harmonies, guitars and other instrumentation over a few months, “I Woke Up This Morning” was recorded completely live as a trio over the course of a few days in Mason''s front room. A chronicle of return and renewal, “I Woke Up This Morning” is a collection of georgeous, stripped down songs full of wonder, hope and that age-old search for strength and meaning in the madness.
Dumb Angel is by no means Mason, Nygren or Schmidt''s first musical endeavor. Mason was a guitarist and founding member of Saskatoon space-rock legends Blood Music, and has also been musically involved with Slow Down, Molasses, Mahogany Frog, Lorca, Maybe Smith and The Cracker Cats. Performing as Dumb Angel since late 2004, Mason has built a respectable following, received a good deal of international attention, charted extensively on Canadian community radio, all the while performing constantly in Saskatoon, western Canada and in 2007 a series of dates in Seoul, South Korea. Nygren has herself enjoyed considerable musical success. As a member of “gypsy-rock revolutionaries” the Cracker Cats, she has released two albums and toured extensively and internationally. Her latest project, Saskatoon country super-group The Heartstrings, including members of The Deep Dark Woods and Old Joe And The Truth Hurts, have released one album to great acclaim. Schmidt is a member of Slow Down, Molasses, another Saskatoon country super-group. SDM have released one EP, toured western Canada and will see the release of their first full-length album, “I''m an Old Believer”, in October 2008.
If its only the early hours of “Morning” for Dumb Angel, it''ll be very interesting to see what the rest of the day brings.
"To put it simply, Dumb Angel sounds, well, angelic." - The Sheaf