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Wash the Sins Not Only the Face


Download links and information about Wash the Sins Not Only the Face by Esben And The Witch. This album was released in 2013 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 46:41 minutes.

Artist: Esben And The Witch
Release date: 2013
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 46:41
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No. Title Length
1. Iceland Spar 2:34
2. Slow Wave 4:35
3. When That Head Splits 4:34
4. Shimmering 4:33
5. Deathwaltz 4:56
6. Yellow Wood 5:40
7. Despair 2:50
8. Putting Down the Prey 4:16
9. The Fall of Glorieta Mountain 5:13
10. Smashed to Pieces In the Still of the Night 7:30



Streamlining their spookiness, Esben & The Witch achieve a darkly luminous sound on Wash the Sins Not Only the Face. Here, they're emphasizing song hooks as well as atmosphere. Singer Rachael Davies carries herself with the air of a bewitched medieval maiden as she brings a hint of jazzy rhythm to her haunting declamations. As an ensemble, Esben & The Witch wrap folk-rooted tunes in billowing feedback washes punctuated with delicate guitar filigree and crisp drumwork. Gauzy incantations like “Slow Wave” and “Shimmering” are matched with kinetic outbursts like “Despair” and stately ruminations like “Yellow Wood.” The band is inviting even when exploring bleak emotions, as the Sundays-like “Deathwaltz” shows. This interweaving of gentle and astringent textures frames lyrical scenes of ethereal vagabonds on shadowy journeys through distant kingdoms. The ominous restraint of “Pulling Down the Prey” and “The Fall of Glorietta Mountain” lead into the unleashed sonic violence of “Smashed to Pieces in the Still of the Night,” ending the album with a satisfying shiver.