Is there gravity in The Helium Age? Or do we all just float away? Hell, we don’t know. But from the surf guitars of “Angels in the Snow” to the manic six-strings of “Carnival by the Sea” to the pensive piano and Wurlitzer of “F. Scott and Everything He Wrote,” Arms of Kismet bounces through story-songs that feel about...
Dawn of ‘The Helium Age’
Is the town still there or is it gone? From The Helium Age, coming September 30, 2016.
You never know what you might find wedged in the floorboards of an old train. From The Helium Age, coming September 30, 2016.
“Thank you for listening to this song / If it’s any good, I’m wrong.” Gilbert Neal has a gift for earworms, assuming you see earworms as a gift, and this song is no exception. Once it curls up in your ear, it will burrow into your heart and feet… and probably your internal organs. You’re welcome. From...
Gilbert Neal is sardonic, humane, obsessed. He is the kind of artist we sometimes call the empathetic misanthrope — one who loves the world so fiercely he almost seems to hate it. And that is entertaining and inspiring. We met Gilbert in 2013, right after he released his fourth independent album, Dirty Red Pagan. Instead of “migrating” the CD to...