In hockey, the goaltender must be aware of the holes they leave open for shots. Holes are found over the right and left shoulders and to the left and right of the skates. The five hole is straight between the legs and the most embarrassing goal to let by, because these shots are often preventable.
And why am I writing about hockey and five holes? Chalk it up to a lack of original thought, and the fact that I am trying to identify albums I know I missed in 2010. Today’s album is Lost in the Trees’ All Alone in an Empty House.
Lost in the Trees is a collective of musicians based out of Chapel Hill led by Ari Picker. On All Alone In An Empty House, Picker uses the painful memories of his childhood to fuel much of the album’s dark orchestral folk. While cathartic, it reflects Picker reconciling with his past and the demons associated with it. The album’s vivid lyrics are only matched by its near perfect and borderline operatic composition–bringing to life tales of family dysfunction related to marital discord, sexual abuse, and childhood death. This is a beautiful album from start to finish, and a ”must own” from 2010. [buy it at eMusic]
Lost in the Trees – Walk Around the Lake [mp3]
Watch: Icy River