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Thrice - The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV: Air & Earth flac album

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Performer: Thrice
Title: The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV: Air & Earth
Country: US
Released: 2008
Style: Alternative Rock, Hardcore, Indie Rock, Heavy Metal
Category: Rock
Rating: 4.2 ✦

The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV: Air & Earth is the sixth studio album by American rock band Thrice. It consists of the final two volumes of The Alchemy Index, a four-disc concept album that was split between two releases, the first in October 2007 and the second in April 2008.

Volume III: Air. 1. Broken Lungs. 2. The Sky Is Falling. The Alchemy Index Vols. III+IV: Air & Earth ‎(2xCD, Album). Vagrant Records, Hassle Records.

Thrice - The Alchemy Index: Volumes III & IV - Air & Earth. Outside of Sputnikmusic, where the reception was generally favorable, the band was criticized for satisfying the premise of this project too literally. And despite these instrumental high points, Thrice now seems to transcend their instrumental roles. Air along with Water are discs that further push Thrice past the rock band mold that they grew up on. Admittedly, the Air disc is imbalanced. There is a lack of continuity in the sound, and some of the best tracks don't necessarily capture the essence of "air" as well as the more obviously designed tracks do.

A Song For Milly Michaelson. Digging My Own Grave. The Earth Isn't Humming. The Lion And The Wolf. III & IV - Air & Earth.

Released April 15, 2008, this album completes the Alchemy Index set that begun with Volumes 1 & 2, Fire & Water. Vol. 3 Air has a sound that varies between an airy alternative rock and an airy ambient feel. 4 Earth serves up a bluesy folk that makes it sound like you’re in wood-paneled living room with the band or, in some cases, a smokey bar. (They recorded it in a house with the furniture removed to achieve this sonic impression. The Alchemy Index, Vols. 3 & 4: Air & Earth Q&A. Producers Teppei Teranishi & Thrice. Writers Dustin Kensrue, Frodus.

For The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV: Air & Earth, the material is appropriately lofty to represent the former element but surprisingly sparse for the latter. But the album glows in the earth index; It feels downright gritty and dirty but manages to sound plain beautiful, just like a diamond in the rough. This album captures the sound of the elements and my heart as a music lover. 0 of 0 users found this helpful.

I-II: Fire & Water from the first set with Vols. III-IV: Earth & Air. There's little evidence of the ferocious screamo aesthetic that characterized releases like The Illusion of Safety; instead Air & Earth ventures into mostly acoustic, highly melodic territory. The tight, technically complex instrumental prowess of the band is still on display, but the mood is much more atmospheric

III & IV: Air & Earth. It’s 41 seconds into The Sky Is Falling (when the hand-claps start) that you realize the second half of Thrice’s Alchemy Index has more in common with Porcupine Tree and Johnny Cash than their 2001 debut Identity Crisis–which is essentially what the band set out to do. Earth is largely acoustic, and although it could’ve mimicked frontman Dustin Kensrue’s 2007 solo album Please Come Home, it features a more contemporary and crisp tone, with traces of oboe-aided Murder By Death ( Digging My Own Grave ) and old-time revivalism ( Come All You Weary ).

Tracklist Hide Credits

Volume III: Air
1 Broken Lungs 4:15
2 The Sky Is Falling 4:21
3 A Song For Milly Michaelson 5:07
4 Daedalus 6:00
5 As The Crow Flies 2:23
6 Silver Wings 2:11
Volume IV: Earth
1 Moving Mountains 2:55
2 Digging My Own Grave
Vocals [Additional] – Donia Lee
3 The Earth Isn't Humming 4:59
4 The Lion And The Wolf 2:43
5 Come All You Weary 4:08
6 Child Of Dust
Backing Vocals – Aushua, Brent Kredel, Brett Williams , Nick Bogardus

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Universal Music Canada Inc.
  • Distributed By – Universal Music Canada Inc.


  • Engineer, Mixed By – Teppei Teranishi
  • Lyrics By, Design [Art Design] – Dustin Kensrue
  • Management [Business Management] – Nick Ben-Meir
  • Mastered By – Howie Weinberg
  • Music By – Thrice
  • Other [Legal Representation] – Scott Bradford
  • Producer – Teppei Teranishi, Thrice


Manufactured & Distributed by Universal Music Canada Inc.

Text under the disc one tray: "A portion of the artists' proceeds from this record go to support Blood:Water Mission. The purpose of Blood:Water Mission is to help the millions of Africans without access to clean water by partnering with local villages to build thousands of sustainable wells across the continent. You can help the effort for as little as a dollar, which provides one person with clean water for a year. We strongly encourage you to check out www.bloodwatermission.com."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 01091 04802 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): [cinram logo] LT40 VR4801 #80317V14 11
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): 7 MADE IN CANADA
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): [cinram logo] LT40 VR4802 #80318V05 11
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): 1 MADE IN CANADA
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI 6000

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VR480 Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV: Air & Earth ‎(2xCD, Album, Dig) Vagrant Records VR480 US 2008
none Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV: Air & Earth ‎(CDr, Promo) Vagrant Records none US 2008
VR480 Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV: Air & Earth ‎(2xCD, Album, M/Print, Dig) Vagrant Records VR480 US 2008
VRUK071CD Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III+IV: Air & Earth ‎(2xCD, Album) Vagrant Records, Hassle Records VRUK071CD UK 2008
VR480 Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV: Air & Earth ‎(2xCD, Album, Dig) Vagrant Records VR480 Australia 2008