3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A sophisticated and naked sounscape,
This review is from: Sudden Fiction (Audio CD)
His voice is like sweet treacle being poured over a set of warm cogs; the instruments are at times arresting, but mostly hypnotic. You start off with the album playing whilst you work or surf the net, then within a couple of tracks you just end up listening to it. It's like a pebble beach on a perfectly still November evening, the swoosh & hiss of the waves and view to die for.
The lyrics speak of love and contentment being just out of reach, as if things were nearly perfect but slipped into loss and longing, and the themes of commitment and loyalty run through it like a vein of metal.
That's enough metaphors, I love his work but this album is the first I've bought for someone else, it's no longer music for the Dan Michaelson initiate, I reckon it's time my friends discovered him too.