Somehow Jack perfectly captured the chaos and thrill that is Marielda, from scoundrelish hijinks to deeply emotional connections, sometimes reflecting both with the same melodies. Even divorced from the podcast, this album is an incredible piece of musical storytelling in itself. Grace
The somber melancholy of this album makes for great "wintertime blues" music to wallow in.
"Hadrian & His Son" resonates with a deep hurt that I can't put a finger on, but isn't a burden to confront. Driving chords on a solitary piano ringing out into a resonating void. It sounds like mourning a dearly beloved soul who has passed away in some tiny and old church with worn down pews and every hymnal spine is cracked from loving use. andrewbarbel
COUNTER/Weight is probably just about my favorite thing, in general, and this soundtrack is a huge part of it. I sat down and listened to it by itself a few times in a row recently, and I realized how much most of these songs effect me even without the context of the show, especially The Sermon of Sister Rust, Maryland?, and Cassander Timaeus Berenice. This whole album is just very touching. alchemicalair