The Alchemy Index III & IV. As The Crow Flies. Thrice's continuation of thier new album. The Alchemy Index III & IV. The Alchemy Index: Vols 3 & 4 Air & Earth.
The Earth Isn't Humming (Frodus cover).
The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV: Air & Earth is the sixth studio album by American rock band Thrice. It consists of the final two volumes of The Alchemy Index, a four-disc concept album that was split between two releases, the first in October 2007 and the second in April 2008.
Volume III: Air. 1. Broken Lungs. 2. The Sky Is Falling. The Alchemy Index Vols. III+IV: Air & Earth (2xCD, Album). Vagrant Records, Hassle Records.
Thrice - The Alchemy Index: Volumes III & IV - Air & Earth. Outside of Sputnikmusic, where the reception was generally favorable, the band was criticized for satisfying the premise of this project too literally. And despite these instrumental high points, Thrice now seems to transcend their instrumental roles. Air along with Water are discs that further push Thrice past the rock band mold that they grew up on. Admittedly, the Air disc is imbalanced. There is a lack of continuity in the sound, and some of the best tracks don't necessarily capture the essence of "air" as well as the more obviously designed tracks do.
For The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV: Air & Earth, the material is appropriately lofty to represent the former element but surprisingly sparse for the latter. But the album glows in the earth index; It feels downright gritty and dirty but manages to sound plain beautiful, just like a diamond in the rough. This album captures the sound of the elements and my heart as a music lover. 0 of 0 users found this helpful.
A Song For Milly Michaelson. Digging My Own Grave. The Earth Isn't Humming. The Lion And The Wolf. III & IV - Air & Earth.
III & IV: Air & Earth. It’s 41 seconds into The Sky Is Falling (when the hand-claps start) that you realize the second half of Thrice’s Alchemy Index has more in common with Porcupine Tree and Johnny Cash than their 2001 debut Identity Crisis–which is essentially what the band set out to do. Earth is largely acoustic, and although it could’ve mimicked frontman Dustin Kensrue’s 2007 solo album Please Come Home, it features a more contemporary and crisp tone, with traces of oboe-aided Murder By Death ( Digging My Own Grave ) and old-time revivalism ( Come All You Weary ).
Album · 2008 · 12 Songs. 3 & 4: Air & Earth Thrice. Listen on Apple Music.
Thrice completes the four-EP cycle here for their ambitious project, The Alchemy Index, which found them tackling the elements (water, fire, air and earth) and applying musical styles to them. While Volumes III & IV aren't quite as effective or accomplished as the first two EPs, Air & Earth is another polar opposite pair that finds Thrice stretching their musical boundaries and writing lush, expansive and emotional songs.
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|Volume III: Air|
|2||The Sky Is Falling||4:21|
|3||A Song For Milly Michaelson||5:07|
|5||As The Crow Flies||2:23|
|Volume IV: Earth|
|2||Digging My Own Grave
Vocals [Additional] – Donia Lee
|3||The Earth Isn't Humming||4:59|
|4||The Lion And The Wolf||2:43|
|5||Come All You Weary||4:08|
|6||Child Of Dust
Backing Vocals – Aushua, Brent Kredel, Brett Williams , Nick Bogardus
- Engineer, Mixed By – Teppei Teranishi
- Lyrics By, Design [Art Design] – Dustin Kensrue
- Management [Business Management] – Nick Ben-Meir
- Mastered By – Howie Weinberg
- Music By – Thrice
- Other [Legal Representation] – Scott Bradford
- Producer – Teppei Teranishi, Thrice
NotesMastered at Masterdisk.
All songs copyright Scepter of Malice (BMG/ASCAP).
Management: New Noise Management.
North American & Japanese Booking: Ellis Industries.
European & Australian Booking: Xray Touring.
℗© 2008 Vagrant Records, LLC.
Text under the disc one tray: "A portion of the artists' proceeds from this record go to support Blood:Water Mission. The purpose of Blood:Water Mission is to help the millions of Africans without access to clean water by partnering with local villages to build thousands of sustainable wells across the continent. You can help the effort for as little as a dollar, which provides one person with clean water for a year. We strongly encourage you to check out www.bloodwatermission.com."
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 6 01091 04802 7
- Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): 71378AM-01 VAG4802-1 020408
- Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): 71382AM-01 VAG4802-2 020408
- Mould SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI ZN1K MC0M
- Mould SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI ZN1E MC0M
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Title: The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV: Air & Earth
Date of release: 2008
Style: Alternative Rock, Hardcore, Indie Rock, Heavy Metal
Size MP3: 1344 mb
Size FLAC: 1430 mb
Rating: 4.2 / 5
Other Formats: MP2 AAC AIFF TTA WAV MIDI MOD