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Mar 22, 2013Recordings made in the shadow of trauma or loss can be one of three things: an overwhelming ode to the loss, a cathartic release from that loss or the sounds of picking up the pieces after said loss. For Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's seventh album, Specter at the Feast, the band had to go through the unexpected and shocking death of Robert Been's father, Michael. We won't spend time with repetition inside the echo chamber; just suffice to say that, for better or for worse, loss and pain still stand as superior sources for an artist's inspiration. If ever you doubt this, simply trek through U2's catalogue for verification....
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Apr 2, 2013Specter At The Feast, which was released 18 of March, 2013, should be listened as a goodbye from a close person, That person is Michael Been, the sound engineer of the band and also The Call former leader and the father of the bass player, Robert Levon Been. The band mates, Peter Hayes and Leah Shapiro, gather together and wrote an album of mourning, adopting more realistic standpoint. I found the album very joyful, maybe because it was made from the bottom of the heart