Digital Ash in a Digital Urn
- Conor Oberst
- Mike Mogis
- Nate Walcott
More studio musician: see below
Digital Ash in a Digital Urn is an album by the band Bright Eyes. It was at the same time I'm Wide Awake, It 's Morning, Bright Eyes another album released in January 2005.
The album was recorded in February 2004 in the Presto! Studios in Lincoln, Nebraska. Compared to parallel published I'm Wide Awake, It 's Morning, it is clearly marked for Electronic kept and less of folky elements. The album is thus a kind of outlier in the discography of Bright Eyes, as all previous albums and published subsequently more likely to be attributed to the genres of Folk, Alternative Country or Singer- songwriter and are held much less electronically.
Guest musicians include Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs or Jimmy Tamborello of The Postal Service to listen to the album (see section involved musicians).
Reception and Charts
Digital Ash in a Digital Urn was received very differently by the critics. For example, Allmusic gave 2 out of 5 possible points only a below average rating. In Pitchfork Media Album contrast, for example, got a 7.2 out of 10, which still is a worse rating, however, than the 8.7 out of 10, which I'm Wide Awake, It 's Morning received. laut.de praised the album, however, in the skies and gave a 5 out of 5 points.
In the charts, the album of the German as well as rank 43 in the UK album charts climbed up to rank 15 of the U.S., ranked 30th.
The singles Take It Easy ( Love Nothing) and Lua ( from I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning) reached number 1 and 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales chart. It was so far the last time there were two songs by an artist at rank 1 and 2 of these charts.
Since Bright Eyes is mainly the project of Conor Oberst, the cast of musicians often changing from album to album. However, Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott have become over the recordings to full members of the band.
- Clark Baechle - Drums ( tracks 2, 9)
- Karen Becker - Cello ( tracks 4, 7)
- Jason Boesel - drums ( tracks 2, 4-7, 9-12 ), percussion ( tracks 2, 4-7, 9-12 )
- Donna Carnes - violin ( tracks 4, 7)
- Sabrina Duim harp ( tracks 6, 8, 11 )
- Thomas Kluge - Viola ( Title 4, 7)
- Jiha Lee - Flute ( tracks 6, 11)
- Clay Leverett - vocals (track 12), percussion ( tracks 6, 7, 12 )
- Andy LeMaster - vocals ( tracks 2, 9, 12 ), guitar ( tracks 6-9, 12), bass ( tracks 6-9, 12), keyboards ( tracks 6, 7), additional programming ( Title 6 )
- Mike Mogis - Guitar ( tracks 2-4, 6, 7, 10-12), Wurlitzer ( tracks 1, 3, 10 ), Keyboard, Timpani (track 6), glockenspiel ( Title 11 ), Theremin ( Title 2 ), baritone ( Title 2, 9)
- Stella Mogis - vocals ( tracks 1, 9)
- Conor Oberst - vocals, guitar ( tracks 5-7, 9-11), bass (track 4 ), piano (track 8), Wurlitzer ( tracks 2, 4, 5 ), keyboards ( tracks 2, 4, 10, 12), samples ( tracks 1, 11), baritone (Title 3, 5)
- Kim Salistean - violin ( tracks 4, 7)
- Jimmy Tamborello - Programming ( Title 5 )
- Maria Taylor - vocals ( tracks 4, 11, 12)
- Nate Walcott - Trumpet (track 9 ), string arrangement ( tracks 4, 7)
- Nick White - keyboards ( tracks 7, 9)
- Nick Zinner - guitar ( tracks 4, 6-8, 12), keyboards ( tracks 4, 5)