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Field of Reeds

These New Puritans Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (10 Jun 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Infectious
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,505 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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These New Puritans continue to evolve, three years on from their critically acclaimed second album Hidden and five years on from their inspired post-punk debut Beat Pyramid. Field of Reeds is a dark, honest and experimental orchestral work that reflects the band’s love of Bach, Britten and Stephen Sondheim. It marks a sonic deviation for the band and represents another uncompromising shift from a band without peer. Arranged with conductor André de Ridder, Field of Reeds also features basso profundo Adrian Peacock, renowned British jazz trumpeter Henry Lowther, Dutch contemporary composer Michel van der Aa, Swedish soundtrack arranger Hans Ek and Portuguese jazz singer Elisa Rodrigues.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 29 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Original, ambitious effort. In these times of mp3, how great it is to hear a band so concerned with SOUND. Best record of 2013, no contest
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant album 7 Aug 2013
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After hearing them live bought the CD and am having to stop listening to it to avoid overhearing the album. The sounds and songs are very different and the album flows very well, better perhaps then the previous albums (?) this is stated in the sleeve notes (I think). If you like the band this is a great album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Field of Dreams 25 July 2013
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Frankly I'm amazed that there aren't a lot more rave reviews on here for this extraordinary release. As Pollo has pointed out above any fans still mourning the loss of Talk Talk and the ongoing silence from Mark Hollis should prepare to rejoice; Field of Reeds is a magnificently beguiling piece of work built on layers of complex acoustic instrumentation and possessed of great emotional depth and beauty. The arrangements are stunning - by turns melancholic, nostalgic and wistful they remind me in mood and complexity of Adrian Mcnally's formidable work with The Unthanks. I'll come clean here and say that despite being intrigued by the reviews of TNP's earlier releases and the band's obviously considered and intelligent approach I didn't really warm to their sound. This however is something else altogether, an abundance of harmonic riches which anyone with an appreciation for the elegant soundscapes of David Sylvian, minimalism or the aforementioned Talk Talk should be hastening to acquire. Easily one of the high-water marks of 2013 so far.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good find 29 July 2013
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I will go to see them as a result of listening to this CD. New and very interesting - reminded me a bit of F Zappa in parts
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quite perfect 3 July 2013
By Pollo
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Do swirls of alchemic mist float across Canvey Island to inspire such greatness? For me, finally, we have the heirs to Talk Talk's throne. No surprise to see engineer Phil Brown eliciting the perfect sounds from this lot.
Dedicate an hour to yourself, prepare your favourite tipple/accompaniment, dim the lights and lose yourself in this mighty piece of work.
I don't look for weaknesses in albums. Who am I to judge!? But for those who do, you won't find any here.
Bettered only this year by Fire! Orchestra's Exit! album.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A Barren field 18 Oct 2014
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Without doubt, one of the dryest albums I have ever heard. Where is the emotion? I get the impression that "joie de vivre" is not a concept that exists within the Puritans` universe. This album may "sound" interesting, but I find it depressing. I`d hate to be stuck in a lift with these guys. Cheer up and maybe listen to some George Formby.
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