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More Small Steps On The Way To Somewhere,
This review is from: Another World (Audio CD)
This precious gem of an EP quite took me by surprise.
Apparently a stepping stone along the way to new album
'The Crying Light' due for release sometime next year.
2005's Mercury Prize winning collection 'I Am A Bird Now'
tore our nerves to shreds with its' raw revelatory exposure.
'Another World' plunges us once again into strange and
turbulent emotional territory.
Opening track 'Another World' is every bit as beautiful
as his masterpiece 'Hope There's Someone'.
Spare and bare and disturbing in its' stark simplicity.
'Crackagen' has a fragile, jewel-like melody, carried
sublimely by the gorgeous piano and string accompaniment.
'Shake The Devil' (like the artwork) is the stuff of nightmares.
The childlike rhyme concealing a dark and terrifying heart.
From its' quiet ambiguous opening to the raucous bluesy
ending this is a very fine song indeed.
The halting progress of 'Sing For Me' belies another fine
composition which manages both to bewilder and beguile.
Final track 'Hope Mountain', with its' elusive folk-like
melody, minimalist piano and brass arrangement and half-heard
whisperings concludes this extraordinary recording.
Far to the left of the middle of the road and all the more
wonderful because of it, Mr Hegarty and his otherworldly voice takes
a few more tentative steps towards some form of rare tranforming light.
The Wolf is willing to follow.
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Initial post: 8 Jan 2009 08:23:06 GMT
Nice one Wolf :-)
Posted on 10 Nov 2009 21:19:39 GMT
Kindle Customer says:
I do always enjoy your reviews. You always pop up on the things I like. Thank you :)
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2009 21:49:36 GMT
The Wolf says:
Thankyou for the compliment.
There is so much wonderful music in the world!
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