MP3 faith & disease - fortune his sleep
The definitive ethereal darkwave classic from Faith & Disease, their acclaimed second release. Rich, varied instrumentation all built around the heavenly voice of Dara Rosenwasser.
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REVIEWS of Fortune His Sleep
"One of the best CD''s of the decade."
-Propaganda Magazine 1995
Faith & Disease''s second release, Fortune His Sleep is a
gorgeous gem that could capture the hearts of neo-goths and
classical fanciers as well as world music listeners. The
music on the disc sometimes resembles early Dead Can Dance,
especially on the tracks ''Wallow'' and ''Hashivenu,'' where
Faith''s vocalist Dara Rosenwasser uses her voice like an
instrument. The band can resemble Love Spirals Downward, but
they can offer a track like ''Healing Anne'' that sounds like
the Cure with better vocals.
Fortune His Sleep blends traditional madrigal pieces with
moody dreamscape rock that features violin, acoustic
percussion, guitar, bass, drums, and synthesizer. ''Like
Lillith'' is a sparse but lush acoustic piece where as
''Madrigal,'' ''Fortune His Sleep I'' and ''Healing Anne'' show off
the musicianship of all the band members.
This album is a must for Projekt label followers. My only
caution is to not listen to this album on a dark and gloomy
-Patty-Lynne Herlevi, B-side Mag
Seattle arch-gothers Faith and Disease should already be
familiar, either from their last album or from their sterling
assualt on Sister-(of Mercy)-hood on 1993''s First And
Last tribute album. Cut from a distinctly Dead Can
Dance-shaped cloth, nodding obeisance to This Mortal Coil,
Garlands-draped Cocteaus, and Faith-era Cure,
Faith and Disease are essentially backdrops washing into
water-color prominence, sweeping epics which build within the
lushest darkness. Dara Rosenwasser''s vocals are the key to
liking this band; full-bodied and sometimes full-blooded,
they''re simultaneously the most obvious cause of, and the
greatest defense against, the glaring comparisons faced by
this band. The longer the cuts are the best; they allow F&D
to truly weave their often mantric moods. But even when
they''re brief, the band has a gift for grabbing.
-Dave Thompson, huH mag.
Seattle''s Faith & Disease remains one of those "dreamy" bands
slipping over a hydrid of musical definitions.
After the successful release of last years debut, Beauty and
Bitterness, these romantic children continue with more
mood and ambience thatn your typical 4AD artist. What''s
distinctive is the intermittent blend of gothic overtones and
mournful dream-pop, particularly in guitar-driven songs like
"Jardeau Blue" (your friendly radio cut), and "Amelius Unhappy" (your daily five-minute alternative to the Cure).
Fortune His Sleep is a highly likeable record, never overbearing in its mellowness, and never unsettling. A wonderful trip into
-Laura Horton, Pandemonium Magazine