Chalice Hymnal by Grails, released 17 February 2017 1. Chalice Hymnal 2. Pelham 3. Empty Chamber 4. New Prague 5. Deeper Politics 6. Tough Guy 7. Rebecca 8. Deep Snow II 9. The Moth & The Flame 10. Thorns II 11. After The Funeral When Grails dropped their fifth studio album, Deep Politics in 2011, it was instantly hailed as a cult classic and became the moment when Grails truly cultivated a sound all their own. Six years later, they advance that sound with their most lush, expansive album of their inspired career, Chalice Hymnal . Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Purchasable with gift card.
Chalice Hymnal is Grails' 10th release and, I have to say, after 14 years they have come a very long way. Grails have incorporated elements that I, honestly, never thought they would. Brushes of trip hop, lounge and electronic music now become a graceful fusion with their already perfected post-psyche formula, while keeping that blissful Morricone character that started infecting Grails' music since Deep Politics.
Album · 2017 · 11 Songs. Chalice Hymnal Grails. Listen on Apple Music.
Artist: Grails Title: Chalice Hymnal Album: Chalice Hymnal Release Date: February 17, 2017. When Grails dropped their fifth studio album, Deep Politics in 2011, it was instantly hailed as a cult classic and became the moment when Grails truly cultivated a sound all their own. Six years later, they advance that sound with their most lush, expansive album of their inspired career, Chalice Hymnal
Chalice Hymnal (2xLP, Album). Temporary Residence Limited. TRR 279, TRR 280. Grails. Chalice Hymnal (2xLP, Album, Yel + 7", Pur + Ltd).
Yet there’s no gratuitous novelty in Chalice Hymnal’s 11 tracks. Expansion is a goal, but it’s never the main point. As compositionally complex and technically adept as their songs are, Grails are always most interested in building moods and evoking emotions: somber reflection, energized optimism, wistful nostalgia, and most often, cathartic release. At times they prioritize mood-building to a fault, like when the misty Rebecca veers toward easy listening.
Chalice Hymnal is the first proper full-length from Grails since 2011's remarkable Deep Politics, although a second collection of their exploratory Black Tar Prophecies EP series arrived in between. Chalice Hymnal easily seems like their least "rock" album yet; while they haven't entirely abandoned blazing psych-rock guitars (just check the sludgy yet funky "New Prague"), they're certainly less present here, and many of the guitars that appear are acoustic. There's a much greater presence of electronics and dark, nearly trip-hop grooves on this album, especially on "Tough Gu.
|Deep Snow II||5:48|
|The Moth & The Flame||4:07|
|After The Funeral||10:19|
|TRR 279||Grails||Chalice Hymnal (CD, Album)||Temporary Residence Limited||TRR 279||US||2017|
|TRR 279||Grails||Chalice Hymnal (2xLP, Album)||Temporary Residence Limited||TRR 279||US||2017|
|TRR 279, TRR 280||Grails||Chalice Hymnal (2xLP, Album, Yel + 7", Pur + Ltd)||Temporary Residence Limited, Temporary Residence Limited||TRR 279, TRR 280||US||2017|
|PMLO 004||Grails||Chalice Hymnal (Cass, Album, Ltd, Whi)||Pamlico Sound Mailorder||PMLO 004||US||2017|