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4.0 out of 5 stars
Slow burning and chilled., 15 Feb. 2006
on first listen I didn't really like this CD, but most of my favourite albums are like that. it was after the fourth/ fifth time round that the songs started to seep in to my bloodstream. each passing note is carefully considered, but yet it sounds like it was recorded quickly with little fuss. the record works best when listened to from start to finish. I'm not sure how old this guy is, but adey has made a record in a traditional way that is best savoured with a glass of wine and the lights turned off. i really do find this a great - calming album to relax to. stand out tracks are find the way (similar to the first two and a half blue nile albums), shelter from the storm (i didn't even recognize the song), lost boat song (i really didn't like this song at first), the last remark (sounds like peter gabriel letting his hair-sorry peter-down), and the final song, .....mississippi is truly amazing (this is apparently the demo version).
this isn't every-ones bag, but if you like artists such as talk talk, early blue nile, kate bush - crossed with some home made lo-fi/americana - smog, bonnie prince billy, jose gonzalez, you will love this album.