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5.0 out of 5 stars Delicate, shockingly beautiful, 11 Sep 2006
This review is from: The Letting Go (Audio CD)
This record caught me unprepared. I've been an Oldham fan for nearly 10 years, and loved many of his albums - those of recent years have been excellent (e.g. Master and Everyone, Superwolf) but hadn't given me the same chill as, say, Days in the Wake or Arise Therefore. I just assumed I was getting older and more jaded. This record blew those notions out like cobwebs, its beauty grabs me time and again when I least expect, and makes my hairs stand on end. The strings have a lush austerity like Robert Kirby's arrangements for Nick Drake, Jim White plays with sympathy and restraint, and Dawn McCarthy's voice seems to slide in from another dimension - but this record is more than even these parts. The songs weld elements together and hammer out structures which are strong, airy and graceful, unearthly in their beauty but somehow as satisfying as the familiar tunes of memory. If Oldham only ever made this one record his life would be justified; as it is, this is perhaps the brightest jewel of the treasures he's offered.
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