New Song : German Error Message : We Arose

German Error Message has me wondering if Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is the hot, new epicenter of experimental folk? If not, After the Warmth, a hauntingly delicate exercise in rich instrumentation and meandering melodies, written and recorded at home by GEM’s Paul Kintzing, is making that case. Minimal, gorgeous and often ornately foreboding in tone, the album is evocative of inward journeys through emotionally fraught soundscapes. The featured single We Arose is agonizingly intimate, replete with squeaking guitar strings and breathy microphones capturing the bedroom realm Kintzing’s songs often appear to inhabit. With a lulling, locomotive beat and melancholy air, the song warmly ebbs and flows from stark, exposed verses to full, lavish choruses. Uniquely lovely and applying strings and woodwinds to their heartrending fullest, the only band I can think to compare German Error Message to is Portland, Oregon’s, Alameda. In much the same way that Alameda has a core group which employs an ever rotating cast of symphony members; Paul Kintzing is the core, and he utilizes an assortment of friends to pitch in their talents on various songs. Shelly Lites’ clear, sweet soprano helps make We Arose the old-world inducing, memorable beauty it is. For any indie-folk fan seeking a fresh, gifted approach to the craft, German Error Message should give them a reason to look no further.

MP3 : German Error Message – We Arose

-Post by Miss Dolly Mod

  • Don Logan

    March 15, 2011 [ 9:43 am ]

    German Error Message is one of my favorite bands! Love this guy and his tunes!

  • Harry Butt

    March 15, 2011 [ 4:52 pm ]

    Talkin bout emotional, you don’t know what emotional is Iz emotional, you know what Paul yo band suck!

  • tripondix trip games

    June 22, 2011 [ 11:45 am ]

    nice blog, will come back later :-)

  • Carrie Geren Scoggins

    February 25, 2013 [ 8:14 pm ]

    He is is cute, and for Murfreesboro these days… Well, that says a lot! Carrie Geren Scoggins facebook me!

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