Saul Conrad’s Requiem is a musical setting of the 12th century poem Dies Irae. It combines, perhaps for the first time, singer/songwriter stylings with the rigors of a classical and sacred form—the Requiem Mass—a prayer on behalf of dying souls.
Supported by piano, a pipe organ, 1st and 2nd violin, viola, electric bass, french horn and oboe, Saul sings a combination of the original Latin verse and his own words drawn from the stories and scenes of the poem. Influences include Alexander Skip Spence’s Oar, Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Mozart’s Requiem and Great C Minor Mass, Chopin’s Preludes, and the adagio of Mahler’s last symphony. Requiem is dedicated to Saul’s great-uncle, Claude Frank.
Stream the full album on Soundcloud.
Vinyl or digital for you @ the Team Love Shop.
Team Love Records is proud to release Requiem together with Light in the Attic.
Big love to the class of 2015
In 2016, look and listen for new work from Saul Conrad,
+ bentcousin, MiWi La Lupa, The Lowest Pair and more.
Many thanks to Dean Engle for setting up some stellar gigs at Team Love Ravenhouse this year: Alice, Breakfast in Fur, Diet Cig, Flower Housewife, Fraternal Twin, Generifus, Headlong Snipers, Hey Hallways, Missing Earth, Now! Hoop, PWR BTTM, Romantic States, Trace Mountain, and QUARTERBACKS . Thanks also to Jules and Amber (AKA Sea of Bees) who played for us when it was so hot in the gallery that it practically rained.
Top of the list this year:
Lin-Manuel Miranda-Hamilton Original Broadway Cast Recording (Atlantic)
Sarah Mary Chadwick-9 Classic Tracks (Silt Breeze)
Ela Orleans-Upper Hell (HB Recordings)
Jessica Pratt-On Your Own Love Again (Drag City)
Dr. Yen Lo (Ka)-Days With Dr Yen Lo (Pavlov Institute)
Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators-Happiness Is Every Style
Blur-The Magic Whip (Parlophone)
Pagans-Pirates’s Cove 9/24/79 (Thermionic)
Santiago Salazar-Chicanismo (Love What You Feel)
The Weather Station-Loyalty (Parade of Bachelors)
Heather Woods Broderick-Glider (Western Vinyl)
Big Miz-Midnight Man Handle 12″ (Dixon Avenue Basement Jams)
C. Duncan-Architect (Fat Cat)
Mumdance & Logos-Proto (Tectonic)
Sleaford Mods-Key Markets (Harbinger Sound)
Bcee-Come & Joins Us (Spearhead)
Anna Caragnano & Donato Dozzy-Sintetizzatrice (Spectrum Spools)
Suzanne Kraft-Talk From Home (Melody As Truth)
Knife Pleats-Hat Bark Beach (Lost Sound Tape)
L’Orange & Kool Keith-Time? Astonishing! (Mello Music)
Happy Meals-Apero (Night School)
Jex-Good Timin’ 12″ (Running Back)
Gloria Ann Taylor-Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing (Luv n’ Haight)
DJ PayPal-Sold Out (Brainfeeder)
Yo La Tengo-Stuff Like That There (Matador)
Event Cloak-Life Strategies (Orange Milk Records)
High Up-Two Weeks/You Can’t Give Up On Me (self tape)
Roots Manuva-Bleeds (Ninja Tunes)
Maki Asakawa-Maki Asakawa (Honest Jon’s)
Tica Douglas-Joey (Swell Records)
Nidia Minaj-Danger 12″ (Príncipe)
Yowler-The Offer (Double Double Whammy)
New Order-Music Complete (Mute)
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment-Surf (self)
Inflatable Boy Clams-2×7″ reissue (Superior Viaduct)
Archie Pelago-Clammy Customer 12″ (Mister Saturday Night)
Will Sessions-The Elmatic Instrumentals (Fat Beats)
Spinning Coin-4 Song EP (blue tape)
Snoop Dogg-Bush (Doggy Style/Columbia)
Teknospray-God In Land reissue (Der Klang)
DJ Spinn-Off That Loud 12″ (Hyperdub)
Goldberg-Misty Flats (Future Days)
This Is The Kit-Bashed Out (Brassland)
Shilpa Ray – Shilpa Ray Is Last Year’s Savage (NSPY)
The archives live here.
New video by Long Beard
Turkeys from Sleepwalker
Brooklyn Vegan was good to premiere the video, and
Brooklyn Magazine had some kind words for it, too.
See for yourself and check out tour dates below.
Long Beard //// 2015 Tour Dates
11.13.15 // New Paltz, NY @ Bacchus (solo)
12.05.15 // New Brunswick, NY (solo)
12.09.15 // The Special without Brett Davis
12.12.15 // Amherst, MA @ Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst (full band)
12.27.15 // Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium (full band)
12.29.15 // Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (solo)