1 of 2 thought this review was well written
Not so much an album as it is an opera, The Resident's "God in Three Persons" is truly like nothing you've ever heard before. It is a work of "talking-blues" for narrator, electronic instruments, and chorus. The disc is mainly dominated by the narrator who does not sing, but rather speaks in a Southern twang. The music provided by the electronic instruments is strikingly simple, yet highly emotional. The chorus only comes in on occasion, adding phrases like "something's coming, but not real soon" and "this is a sad part, oh, such a sad part". What the narrator is speaking about exactly throughout this piece is open to the listener's interpretation. Topics can range from religion to sexual imagery (easily noticeable in the cover). The piece in it self sounds simple, but like most Residents albums, is extremely thought out. For example, the whole piece is based on the same stress scheme of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven". Also, the music reflects the words perfectly. The Resident's employ Wagnerian thirds for mythic import and dominant triplets for teenage love story. This can only be understood by hearing it for yourself, and everyone should hear this album, which is a true masterpiece of music.