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Await Barbarians

16 Jun. 2014 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 16 Jun. 2014
  • Label: Domino Recording Co
  • Copyright: 2014 Domino Recording Co Ltd
  • Total Length: 43:24
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00KYHSLZA
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 72,978 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 Jun. 2014
Format: Audio CD
Alexis Taylor is a gentle man (and doubtless a gentleman too)
and I am fairly certain that he would turn out to be the kind
of human who is perfectly at home in a cardigan and loves a
mug of steaming hot cocoa at bedtime. I have no evidence for these
assumptions other than the experience of listening to his wonderful
new album 'Await Barbarians' on repeat for the past three days.

The woozy opening electronic keyboard piece 'Lazy Bones' seems, if
my hairy ears do not deceive me, to cast a distorted nod and wink
in the direction of Brian Eno's 1975 invention '1/1' from his seminal
'Ambient 1 / Music For Airports' album. It is a discombobulating entree to
what turns out to be to one of the finest collections of songs that I have
had the pleasure of hearing in the past year. Pleasure is the key word here.

Take a gloriously simple composition such as 'Without A Crutch (2)'
(channeling Sir Elton's 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' in the chorus!);
sweet, modest, kind and blissfully unemphatic, it works its way
quietly into your heart and mind like the warmest of musical hugs.
The intimacy and strange honesty of Mr Taylor's lyrics bring a little welcome
optimism and good humour into a World grown increasingly cold and crazy.

We must thank him for songs like 'Immune System', a biological miracle
we all take for granted until reminded about its crucial function for
health and happiness; the poignant 'Closer To The Elderly', a wistful
composition about the cycle of life and mortality, unfolding against a
stuttering chain of synth arpeggios; 'Piano Ducks', a brief magical
Bach-like instrumental interlude and the sublime 'Where Would I Be?
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