US - New York - Full Moon 155 - 05/09/09
David Stith records under the name DM Stith, and his debut album is a rich, intriguing record. The angelic vocals clash with complex instrumentation and
"Pity Dance" interestingly weaves a pattern of intricately woven instrumentation to support the song. The ghostly atmosphere relay justifies the album
title. "I've been sleeping with the lights on since I left you" he intones. "Creekmouth" is somewhat less
sad, but no less haunted by an odd rhythm. Stith recalls a less introspective David Sylvian encountering Antony in an abandoned opera house overgrown with
"Thanksgiving Moon" is one of those quieter, but still gripping moment that Stith can do so well. His vocal is hesitant and utterly gorgeous. "Morning
Glory Cloud" is a hopeful song with a memorable melody that puts the emphasis on the singer's great vocals. David Stith is clearly a new talent to be cherished.
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