Download links and information about Hymns by Cardinal. This album was released in 2012 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 36:03 minutes.
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|2.||Carbolic Smoke Ball||3:29|
|4.||Love Like Rain||3:18|
|7.||I Am a Roman Gypsy||2:56|
|9.||Surviving Paris (Instrumental)||3:30|
In 1994, Cardinal released its self-titled orch-pop album, which captured the imagination of alternative bands looking for something other than discordant guitars to flesh out their hopes and dreams. The album made cult heroes out of Richard Davies and Eric Matthews, whose love of the early Bee Gees, The Association, The Free Design, and psychedelic-era Beatles was out of step with the times. Now, acoustic guitars, horns, and harpsichords return for Cardinal's first collaboration in 18 years. As on many of Davies' and Matthews' solo albums, the material here is light and airy, with luminous moods floating through ornate arrangements. "Love Like Rain" sounds closer to Guided by Voices pop (fitting, since Davies has worked with Robert Pollard), while "Her" evokes a tune that might have blared from an AM radio in 1968. More in line with Cardinal's dreamlike ambience are the piano-based "General Hospital" and the drone-like "Kal." Despite the 18-year gap, Hymns sounds like it could've surfaced the very year after Cardinal's debut, expanding as it does on the band's original schematic.