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To Be an Angel Blind, the Crippled Soul Divide

The Tear Garden

℗ 1996

The Tear Garden • 1996 • To Be an Angel Blind, the Crippled Soul Divide

After another four-year layoff and a bit of personal tragedy (member Dwayne Goettel died the year before), Tear Garden returns with a truly subdued outing. While previous albums featured songs where atmospherics would suddenly erupt in a cacophony of electronic noise, the material on ...Angel Blind... emphasizes atmosphere instead. It's a bit of a bummer on first listen, especially if you're expecting the Tear Garden of old, but its subtleties are rewarding on repeated listenings. — Sean Carruthers.