M. Ward

M. Ward - Post-War (2006) {4AD CAD2611CD}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 13, 2017
M. Ward - Post-War (2006) {4AD CAD2611CD}

M. Ward - Post-War (2006) {4AD CAD2611CD}
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© 2006 4AD Ltd. | CAD2611CD
Indie Rock / Indie Folk / Rock / Alternative Singer-Songwriter / Adult Alternative Pop

Laconic California indie minstrel M. Ward's fifth offering is a thrift shop photo album filled with histories that may or may not have been, dust bowl carnival rides, and slices of sunlit Western Americana so thick that you need a broom to sweep up the bits that fall off of the knife. Ward makes records that sound like he just wandered in off the street with a few friends and hit the record button, but what would feel lazy and unfocused in less confident hands comes off like a tutorial in old-school songwriting and performance that hearkens back to the days of Hank Williams and Leadbelly if they had had access to a modern-day studio.

M. Ward - Transistor Radio (2005) {Merge Records URA142}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 17, 2017
M. Ward - Transistor Radio (2005) {Merge Records URA142}

M. Ward - Transistor Radio (2005) {Merge Records URA142}
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© 2005 Merge Records / Spunk / Inertia Records | URA142
Indie Rock / Indie Folk / Rock / Americana / Alternative Singer-Songwriter / Adult Alternative Pop

M. Ward's latest is a rough-cut Americana diamond, one crafted not simply from folk and bluegrass but also 50s AM radio, the saloon cabaret of studio-era Hollywood, and good old-fashioned indie rock. It's artists like M. Ward who make me contemplate why I write about music. I get my skin tingling to the acoustic guitars and I'm just thinking "Jesus, is this what it's about?" I'm trying to put the feeling this music gives me into words in an attempt to understand it, to convey how great it is and why, and maybe convince you that it's worth your cash or your bandwidth, and it occurs to me that I'm unsure why I do it– why I need to do it– and that, in the end, it's because I'm enjoying this and I want you to enjoy it, too.

M. Ward - End Of Amnesia (2001) {Spunk-Inertia URA122}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 2, 2017
M. Ward - End Of Amnesia (2001) {Spunk-Inertia URA122}

M. Ward - End Of Amnesia (2001) {Spunk-Inertia URA122}
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© 2005 M. Ward / Spunk / Inertia Records | URA122
Indie Rock / Indie Folk / Rock / Americana / Alternative Singer-Songwriter / Adult Alternative Pop

M.Ward's second solo enterprise verifies the artist as one of those few songwriters who stand between the cracks of time, where he spins a hallucinatory, new universe out of old-world roots. Indeed, there's a real down-home, unpolished luster to End of Amnesia, both in execution and in songwriting, that gives it a timeless, old-fashioned pallor. And yet there's also something just slightly off in the songs, a strange, disembodied quality that seems to come at least partly from an ulterior place, be it real or imagined. That attribute is precisely what gives the music such a singular, distinctive sound and vision. Ward comes off like a sort of one-man the Band with nothing but a beat-up guitar and his sepia croak of a voice.

M. Ward - More Rain (2016) {Bella Union-[PIAS] BELLA521CD}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Oct. 29, 2016
M. Ward - More Rain (2016) {Bella Union-[PIAS] BELLA521CD}

M. Ward - More Rain (2016) {Bella Union-[PIAS] BELLA521CD}
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© 2016 Bella Union / [PIAS] | BELLA521CD
Indie Rock / Indie Folk / Rock / Americana / Alternative Singer-Songwriter / Adult Alternative Pop

With his static-dusted voice and predilection for early rock antiquity, M. Ward has always come across as one of his generation's more understated bards. Interpreting the ever-deepening subtleties of his catalog generally requires repeated listens, and such is the case with his ninth solo effort, the appropriately moody More Rain. Easing in with a minute-long rainstorm soundscape, he leads off with the dreamy acoustic gallop of "Pirate Dial," a genial folk-pop hymn perfectly suited for the patient rotations of a vinyl long-player. A stuttering guitar groove on the Neko Case-aided "Time Won't Wait" quickens the album's pulse, setting up the similarly paced lead single, "Confession," a classic Ward track replete with a rich vein of warm backing vocals and soaring trumpet solo.

H.M. Ward - The Arrangement 17  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by SSCN1926 at Aug. 12, 2016
H.M. Ward - The Arrangement 17

H.M. Ward - The Arrangement 17
German | AmazonCrossing | 2016 | EPUB | Pages 72 | ASIN: B01HEXC4EK | 0.21 Mb

H.M. Ward - The Arrangement 16  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by SSCN1926 at July 20, 2016
H.M. Ward - The Arrangement 16

H.M. Ward - The Arrangement 16
German | AmazonCrossing | 2016 | EPUB | Pages 82 | ASIN: B01G1ZIXHO | 10.81 Mb

H.M. Ward - The Arrangement 15  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by SSCN1926 at June 28, 2016
H.M. Ward - The Arrangement 15

H.M. Ward - The Arrangement 15
German | AmazonCrossing | 2016 | EPUB | Pages 86 | ASIN: B01F5EF4T2 | 10.82 Mb

H.M. Ward - The Arrangement 14  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by SSCN1926 at June 11, 2016
H.M. Ward - The Arrangement 14

H.M. Ward - The Arrangement 14
German | AmazonCrossing | 2016 | EPUB | Pages 86 | ASIN: B01E3QOGTM | 1.67 Mb

H.M. Ward - The Arrangement 13  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by SSCN1926 at June 7, 2016
H.M. Ward - The Arrangement 13

H.M. Ward - The Arrangement 13
German | AmazonCrossing | 2016 | EPUB | Pages 78 | ASIN: B01DA9Y9CM | 1.56 Mb

Pacific Northwest Women, 1815-1925: Lives, Memories, and Writings by Jean M. Ward  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at Aug. 30, 2015
Pacific Northwest Women, 1815-1925: Lives, Memories, and Writings by Jean M. Ward

Pacific Northwest Women, 1815-1925: Lives, Memories, and Writings by Jean M. Ward
English | Oct. 1995 | ISBN: 0870713930 | 697 Pages | EPUB | 1 MB

This remarkable collection of stories, essays, memoirs, letters, and poems gives voice to the experiences of a diverse group of thirty women, among them African Americans, Native Americans, and a Chinese American, all of whom lived in Oregon and Washington.