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Casimir Pulaski Day

Features of This Track

a subtle use of vocal harmony
acoustic rhythm piano
major key tonality
a vocal-centric aesthetic
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
brass instrument solos
electric pianos
acoustic rhythm guitars
classic rhodes sound

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

This. . . THIS. . . Oh my gosh this song is so sad and beautiful.
This song is so sweet to listen to!
sAd AiNT baD
One of Sufjan's best, hands down. Makes you just stop what you're doing every time you hear it.
clashe
Ah, love this song.
Such a beautiful song. It's really sad, and reminds me of The Fault in Our Stars.
This song is so sad...but I can see the meaning behind it...And even though I want to listen to this, I can almost hardly stand too, as it reminds me so much of my mother...
yeah.....yea h yeah yeah
k9srockon
;| Sad song...
First time hearing this artist and I'm blown away. Really ,really moved. And almost in tears
Very powerful song...
Made me sad.
one of my fav Sufjan song!
wow
Sufjan hadn't made much of an impression on me until I heard this song....whew ! Poignant, powerful, beautiful.
beautiful
hibberd.r
oh man, this song. goosebumps all day.
Casimir Pulaski Day. Is this a beautiful song or what?
blakeleyart
a truly wonderful song highlighting the poinate impact youth ended by death has.
simpson783
Seems to be that a dear friend/lover died.
sweet song, makes me happy to be
Electric doesn't necessarily mean distorted. It could be an electric banjo, it could be an A/E guitar... the microphones were probably powered by phantom electricity. But you're right, I don't hear any traditional electric instruments noticeable in the mix.
"mixed acoustic and electric instrumentat i o n " is not quite right. There is a little bit of old school electric church organ, but other than that it's all acoustic and horns. No electric guitar or bass, or drum machine or noticeable "electric" sound.
Sounds like dusk.
mchaparromd
what horrible thing happened to this guy to inspire him to write this song?
emma703
oh...this is so sweetly sad.
kevinsheen79
A beautiful song.
This is my absolute favorite song by Sufjan!
i adore this song. sufjan stevens is so very talented and i agree, he does present powerful emotion that not many artists these days can capture.
themonkeycag e
Sufjan Stevens is so gifted with the ability to present powerful emotion in a simple (and beautiful) way; this song is a testament to his skill as a songwriter. This one's probably hard for a Christian to sing, and to hear; it tells a story that shakes the teller's faith. The simple melody belies the complex emotions at the center.

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