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Back to Land

15 Oct 2013

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Back to Land
These Shadows
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  • Original Release Date: 15 Oct 2013
  • Label: Thrill Jockey
  • Total Length: 41:48
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,775 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sharper, Clearer, Better Yet 13 Nov 2013
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In retrospect West was a transition album. Back to Land feels a more confident recording with more purposiveness. The production is sharp and clear, and for those who liked the slightly sludgy production of earlier Wooden Shjips recordings (which matched the music) fear not. It matches the sharper, more assertive playing, especially the guitar work on show. And while Back to Land doesn't change the mixture too much, there is a more song-focused approach which also works here. The splendid These Shadows has an especially melancholy, bluesy atmospheric with some lovely, clear and clear guitar work, and vocals more upfront than before. Everything is sharper: there is no formless noodling, and while there are no extended instrumental wigouts (which I miss) the overall sense is that of a confident band really delivering here with a verve and tightness which is exciting and delightful. This is very good indeed and if the upcurve gets followed later on down the line, this band is going to gain an awful lot of followers from here on in.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an accidental hearing lead me to this!!! 11 Nov 2013
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it is seldom i write reviews about anything on this site and yet i want to about this release.
i heard it by wandering into the oldest record shop in the world (cardiff) as it was playing. liked what i heard and subsequently bought a copy from the great staff there. i love the happy accidents like this.

this album is very polished and apparently written and recorded in just 11 days. the immediate sound reminded me of the drones of the band Suicide, the space of Hawkwind and a whole host of experimental psychedelia thrown in for the mix.

the album is relatively short with only 8 songs/sounds. nevertheless those 8 will make an impact. immediate listening will draw you to repeat play.

it pays to visit your local independent record shop i have found out. i have missed doing such a thing as there is no choice in Swansea. really! naming no names. this is why i have chosen to find things far cheaper online than be ripped off anymore.

so all in all this was such a lucky find for me. i would highly recommend you searching for selected songs via a search engine check, take a listen and get yourself a copy. to own the physical copy and its artwork is well worth it.

i hope this review will prompt people to check this album out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant groove thang 24 Mar 2014
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This has been on my virtual turntable since I got it. It will stay there til the Black Keys release another album!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hippy Rock 24 Mar 2014
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I'm in my 60's and this took me back to the Seventies, with a current day edge to it.
Enjoy, cheers Mike.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this 15 Jan 2014
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Took a bit of listening to but I love it now. Sounds a little like the guys have been time warped from last 60's Calafornia but hey it's non the worse for that.
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