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Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward


  • 1. Sisters! Brothers! Small Boats of Fire Are Falling From the Sky!
    2. This Gentle Hearts Like Shot Bird's Fallen
    3. Built Then Burn (Hurrah! Hurrah!)
    4. Take These Hands and Throw Them in the River
    5. Could've Moved Mountains...
    6. Tho You Are Gone I Still Often Walk With You
    7. C'Mon Come on (Lose an Endless Longing)
    8. Triumph of Our Tired Eyes, The
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 18

  • Credits
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    On the second Silver Mt. Zion album, 2001's BORN INTO TROUBLE AS THE SPARKS FLY UPWARD, the Canadian post-rock ensemble expanded both its sound and its lineup, adding a cellist, violinist, and guitarist to the original trio led by singer/multi-instrumentalist Efrim Menuck of Godspeed You Black Emperor. Not surprisingly, the bolstered Mt. Zion ensemble often shares GYBE's dense, brooding aesthetic, as on "C'Mon Come On (Lose an Endless Longing)," but it also takes time for more subtle moments, particularly in the chiming passages and fragile vocals of "The Triumph of Our Tired Eyes."

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (12/01, p.144) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Herculean swathes of pure melancholy..."
    The Wire (10/01, p.67) - "...The perverse uplift these musicians are capable of has never been better showcased than on 'C'mon Come On'..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.71) - Included in Mojo's "Best Underground Albums of 2001".
    Mojo (Publisher) (11/01, p.98) - "...Melancholic mini-symphonies....their message is one of hope..."
    NME (Magazine) (10/6/01, p.41) - 9 out of 10 - "...An absolutely cracking record..."
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