Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You

DC 890CD DC 890CD

"Bonnie Prince Billy has made a number of them, and heard a bunch more in his time of knowing. He's found them hewn from moments, admired them as small and accountable -- the communication of music in emotion, release and catharsis; to edify, to entertain, in two sides and less than an hour. There's room for albums in everyone's home, and there's a place for everyone to listen -- or space for just one person at a time, when privacy is needed. Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You presents simply -- an album made as it was meant to be heard, in a room. The sound of people together -- a sound we'd so recently feared that we'd lost -- playing, communing, strings and wood and keys and voices singing. In the starkness of space, the complexities of life and time are unfurled, then refurled again. As strings ebb and flow with voices and their words, careful hands unwrap the gift of paradox in its many forms -- and rewrap, for regifting. For giving to everyone. Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You presents simply, and is sung along easily and happily with in time BUT -- Is it family portrait or fairy tale? How does it think the world was made, and will end? . . . This record, you might could call it a bastard child of Master and Everyone and The Letting Go. You might say lots of things. But you can't say this ain't a record that sings and dances, repeatedly, through moments of joy and terror and together . . .Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You was recorded in Louisville by Nick Roeder, featuring Sara Louise Callaway on violin, Kendall Carter on keys, Elisabeth Fuchsia on viola and violin, Dave Howard on mandolin, Drew Miller on saxophone and Dane Waters' voice. The presence of so many local educators in the band (Sara Louise runs the Louisville Academy of Music, Kendall is the director of music at his Louisville church, Dave runs the Louisville Folk School and Dane is a music educator as well) lends not only to a flow of moments so fluidly encompassing a wide range of musics from classical to traditional Hawaiian and elsewhere, but perhaps even more importantly, to the sense of community, heredity and the triumph of inheritance that is the marrow and life blood of this music..."