Artists like Bjork and bands like Sigur Ros make music inspired by landscape, in their cases the dramatic ehtereal beauty of Iceland. When listening to Patrick Wolf, I think of windswept fields, grey skies, power lines, bare trees, waves crashing against drizzly coastlines and pebble beaches. Essentially, I think of the British landscape. Therefore, it could be argued that Patrick is the British Bjork. Like Bjork, Patrick's music is innovative, challenging, genre bending and definately not for everyone. It's a mix of pastoral folk, experimental electronica and good old indie rock n' roll, mostly evident in his voice. He plays about fourteen different instruments in every single song, and he sings about absolutely everything, from the music business ("The Libertine" and "Lands End") to the plight of the countryside (Wind in the Wires: "This Wild electricity/made static by industry", a reference to unsightly wind turbines?)
One for rainy afternoons, dark drives through the country, contemplative late nights and for use in arguments against those who assert that music has stagnated and innovation no longer exists.