Label: Kill Rock Stars - KRS523 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Acoustic, Indie Rock
Roman Candle is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. It was recorded in late and released on July 14, by record label Cavity Search. Pitchfork has described the album's style as "lo-fi folk ". Roman Candle was recorded and released while Smith was still in Heatmiser. According to Benjamin Nugent's biography Elliott Smith and the Big NothingSmith recorded the album in the basement of the home of then-girlfriend and Heatmiser manager J.
The album was never intended for release, as Smith only expected to get a deal for a 7" single; however, after Gonson played the album for Cavity Search, they immediately requested permission to release it in its No Name #3 - Elliott Smith - Roman Candle . Smith at first hesitated, and then allowed permission. The album has a raw, homemade soundwith Smith Animal Waves - Can - Anthology - 25 Years each instrument and recording it on his four-track recorder.
Smith chose the image because he "liked the way the picture looked as a 'piece of art'". It was remastered by Larry Cranewith the original mixes by Smith remaining intact. On the official press release on Sweetadeline. The intention that I had was to make the album more listenable. I felt that a lot of the guitar "squeaks" were jarring and very loud, and that many of the hard consonants and "s" sounds were jarring and scratchy sounding.
I felt by reducing these noises that the music would become more inviting and the sound would serve the songs better. When I went to Roger Seibel's SAE Mastering, he proceeded to equalize the tracks a small amount and to make the volume slightly louder.
We never tried to make this CD as loud as current, over-limited trendsbut just to match the No Name #3 - Elliott Smith - Roman Candle of the rest of Elliott's KRS catalog in a graceful way. Please note that none of this album is "remixed" from the master tapes — it is still composed of the mixes Elliott created himself. In Minä Katson Tätä Maata - Jukka Kuoppamäki - Aika Näyttää retrospective review, BBC Music opined that the album "remains a searingly honest and decisive collection.
As a genesis of exceptional talent it is flawless, and heartbreakingly so. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Elliott Smith. Singer-songwriter indie folk. Retrieved Elliott Smith and the Big Nothing. Da Capo Press. Retrieved April 13, Sweet Adeline. Retrieved December 7, Consequence of Sound. Drowned in Sound. June 30, Record Collector.
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