His Name Is Alive – A Silver Thread (Home Recordings 1979 – 1990) (2021) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

His Name Is Alive – A Silver Thread (Home Recordings 1979 – 1990) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 02:47:11 minutes | 1,54 GB | Genre: Electronic, Dreampop, Shoegaze
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © His Name Is Alive

4 disc, 60 track anthology compiling early work by Warren Defever aka His Name Is Alive, prior to signing to 4AD. This set compiles 3 volumes previously released on vinyl, alongside a bonus disc.

For the past couple of years the Disciples label has been exploring the His Name Is Alive tape archives, charting the development of their sound over 3 roughly chronological volumes – All The Mirrors In The House, Return To Never and Hope Is A Candle (the latter LP being released alongside this boxset). The full vinyl trilogy is anthologised here, alongside a bonus disc which collects together the best tracks from a series of cassette companion volumes that Defever compiled to go alongside each LP – 6Teen OK, Return Versions and Ghost Tape EXP.

Whilst ‘official’ His Name Is Alive albums are much-loved by fans of the 4AD label in it’s crepuscular Cocteau Twins/This Mortal Coil period, these tentative tracks reveal a different kind of sound, notably losing the layer of prominent female lead vocals to reveal the shadowy instrumental moves going on underneath, with some tracks recorded when Defever was as young as 10.

With help transferring ageing cassettes and annotating the results from Shelley Salant of Tyvek, the unearthed results are revelatory – a gorgeous sequence of gently decaying tone float made with an incredibly primitive DIY set-up. Comes with a 36 page booklet containing essays on each of the vinyl LPs by Mike McGonigal (author of books on My Bloody Valentine, Galaxie 500 and noted for his publications Chemical Imbalance, Yeti and Maggot Brain), alongside beautiful photos from the Defever family album.

Tracklist:
1. Piano Rev (02:03)
2. Lliadin (02:56)
3. Something About Hope (02:36)
4. All The Mirrors In The House (01:27)
5. Because Piano (02:24)
6. Rememory (04:43)
7. Tape Sound (00:37)
8. Guitar Rev (02:01)
9. Fine As Feathers (02:21)
10. Reflection Pool (04:01)
11. Equally Divided (02:00)
12. Tape Slow (03:18)
13. Outside The Window (00:34)
14. Echo Lake (03:44)
15. F Choir (02:06)
16. Return To Never (04:39)
17. Lake Night (02:53)
18. Morning Machine (02:06)
19. Early Version (04:15)
20. Piano V (02:12)
21. To Remember (02:46)
22. My Thoughts Are To Thee Drawn (04:10)
23. Guitar Echo (03:05)
24. Forever Getting Lost (01:09)
25. Chords (00:36)
26. From The Night Tape (00:38)
27. Descending (01:47)
28. Last Thing Thought Of (03:16)
29. Whitesnake (01:24)
30. Gone (01:53)
31. Princess (02:17)
32. Either (02:05)
33. Coldless (03:31)
34. Liadin (02:56)
35. Disappear (01:56)
36. Never (01:37)
37. Pass (01:33)
38. Nearby (02:59)
39. Salendro (03:08)
40. Porter (02:30)
41. Still (02:22)
42. Halo (03:41)
43. Insiders (03:15)
44. Sun Reflection (04:16)
45. Dream Piano (02:29)
46. Sleep 6teen (01:57)
47. Something Blood (04:08)
48. 6teen Secrets (02:34)
49. Entrance Protection (01:03)
50. 6teen Cheers (02:01)
51. Heaven In The Sun (01:03)
52. Return To Never Version (03:48)
53. Vision Return (04:41)
54. To Remember Version (04:41)
55. Early 2 Version (04:48)
56. Angel Waves (03:23)
57. Piano V Version (03:20)
58. Slept Thru (06:22)
59. In The Great Night (03:23)
60. My Heart Goes Out (05:40)

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