Dearly Beloved by Theo Angell. Theo Angell - Dearly Beloved. Upon hearing the material that would make up Dearly Beloved, we were surprised to discover that Theo's playful approach to music evidenced in these former outfits has transformed into a batch of fantastic and well-structured songs, with inventive orchestration and accomplished playing
by Theo Angell - 10 Tracks - 39:43. Release date 06/27/2006.
Theo Angell – Dearly Beloved. Label: Amish Records – AMI025. Country: US. Released: 27 Jun 2006. Written-By, Performer – Theo Angell. Recorded in the winter and spring of 2004-2005 at Rare Book Room, NY except "Born To Burn" (Sumsilobatem Studios, Degenfeld, Germany, August 2003).
Theo Angell : Dearly Beloved. It’s difficult to peer through the fuzz on Dearly Beloved. But it’s the right kind of fuzz, the kind that carefully obscures some clever tunes and downright evil noises. Quiet and messy acoustic strums flail around like undeveloped limbs, while experimental folk innovator Angell’s voice burbles underneath it as if not even there.
A dispatch from the wilder, more primitive end of the free folk spectrum, this excellent disc showcases the Hall of Fame founder's deep roots in folk, blues and spiritual music. Cannonball" is all whoop and holler and banjo picking, a headlong rush through some alternate universe hootenanny, while "Praise Mighty" has the stately triumph of a successful tent revival