loved deserters songs ? you're in for a treat.,
By A Customer
This review is from: All Is Dream (Audio CD)
there are a few adjectives that have slipped far into cliche - check out record company ads full of 'stunning' 'cinematic' and 'orchestral'. It's time to reel them out again but this time with feeling.
mercury rev's vision looks back to the 60s with their neil young and buffalo springfield nuances, and then further as jonathan donahue conjurs up images like black and white silent movies suffused with victorian melodrama.
the music moves from full-on film overture (the opening track dark is rising) to the rock-out finale of hercules, a close releative to neil young's hurricane.
in between they get the bow saw out (an old deserters songs favourite) and deliver a handful of potential singles in nite and fog and little rhymes. a typical allis dream song : grasshopper's lyrical guitar lines weave in and out of string arrangements, whilst jonathan sings of spiders in his unique style.
and the whole lot comes in on time like albums used to, with no excess baggage.
a meal in itself, and contender for album of the year, not that it matters
yours, smugly in advance.........