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Edgar Allen Poe: A Life Of Hope & Despair

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Mike Lamb This is one of the most evocative and beautiful atmospheric releases that I've ever heard. I hold it in the same regard as Toshio Masuda's 'Mushishi' and Akira Yamaoka's 'Silent Hill' soundtrack work. Favorite track: A Circle Is Eternal.
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El_Cuervo A really evocative neofolk / classical record. Perfectly evokes an overcast Autumn day.
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The soundtrack to a Poe-inspired art show

"Edgar Allan Poe: A Life Of Hope & Despair" was conceived in October 2014 as the soundtrack to a Poe-inspired art show and is 1476's first foray into the realm of soundtrack creation. In contrast to the pulse-raising feel of Poe's literary works, the sound of "A Life Of Hope & Despair" aims to explore the melancholic and quaint life, love, and death of the author. The mood and ambience that lives on the periphery of 1476's music takes center stage on this release. Each song draws upon both Neoclassical and experimental influences, weaving piano and string sections together with analogue synthesizers, samples, glitch, and drone to create an atmospheric, engaging experience akin to Chopin making music with Ulver and Current 93. All hail the "Tomahawk Man"!

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released July 22, 2016



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+1476+ Salem, Massachusetts

Imagine an unmistakably unique band, active for several years, flying secretly under the radar of record labels, music media and the wider public at large. Not possible in these modern times of unfiltered music availability and the information superhighway, you say? Meet New England's 1476, America's best kept secret in the realm of dark, atmospheric Art Rock! ... more

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