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Quirky but not a "difficult" listen,
This review is from: Love This Giant (Audio CD)
You can probably tell by the cover image of Annie Clark and her strange jaw that there is bound to be a degree of oddness afoot here and this is backed up by the music, which is definitely not "mainstream". Lyrical quirks abound, and the stop/start rhythms take a bit of getting used to but patience is rewarded as you begin to appreciate that this is music for grown ups, not to be listened to and immediately discarded but to be savoured again and again as new textures and soundscapes reveal themselves. There are electronic treatments aplenty as well as melifluous brass (is that a tuba in there?) some funky bass and guitar, basically the "unexpected" that you'd expect from these 2. For me a couple of tracks don't quite work, Ice age doesn't really go anywhere and the forest awakes goes on a bit, but these are minor personal quibbles that others may not share. Well worth a listen.
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Initial post: 3 Apr 2013 23:25:57 BDT
Good review thanks. And extra kudos for a) utilising the phrase 'degree of oddness here afoot' ( that comment really made me chuckle) and
b) pointing out the fact that artists like Byrne often require an acquired taste and perseverance but when it 'clicks' it really does. Also have you seen the video for 'Who'. Byrne genius and I've not seen dancing that cool since the stop making sense days.
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