They Are the Shield

by Toby Driver

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Født Fra Trærne Toby Driver has accomplished something really special here. It reminds me a bit of Ulver's "Shadows of the Sun." which is quite the feat because, you know, Ulver. Favorite track: 470 Nanometers.
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/人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\ Toby Driver's mastery and skill in music is unmatched and deserves a whole lot of recognition. On "They Are The Shield", he takes on a progressive tone with stretched-out pieces that blend violins and synths together to create an odd and cathartic tone as Toby sings in a dreamy and subtle manner. Beautiful LP. Favorite track: 470 Nanometers.
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whatisthis8175 Don't let those tags fool you, this is neither death nor black metal.

That being said, this is a very peaceful, very beautiful, very syncopated trip with some violins and Toby's sweet vocals carrying me home.
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Toby Driver - guitar, keys, voice
Brian Chase - drums
Conrad Harris - violin
Pauline Kim Harris - violin
Kelly Moran - piano
Bridget Bellavia - voice on "Scaffold of Digital Snow"

All music and lyrics by Toby Driver.
Produced by Toby Driver.
Photos by Casey Mathewson.

Recorded and mixed by Marc Urselli at EastSide Sound, New York, NY., January 2018.
Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper at Turtle Tone Studios, New York, NY.


released September 21, 2018


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