- Audio CD (1 Jan. 2012)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
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- ASIN: B0036OP0GG
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- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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Wolves And Thieves CD
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London sextet Goldheart Assembly have been doing things the honest way for the past couple of years, charming small crowds before moving on to larger rooms and small festivals and, via a BBC Introducing leg-up at 2009’s Glastonbury Festival, they’re now looking likely to embrace a considerably bigger audience with the release of this debut album.
Its timing is perfect, with Mumford & Sons enjoying unforeseen mainstream recognition and Fleet Foxes still regularly popping up on daytime radio. Goldheart Assembly’s sound isn’t quite as folk-indebted as the former’s dusty demeanor, and nor is it as magically whimsical as the latter’s otherworldliness, but there are definite elements of similarity, particularly the strong vocal harmonising. Perhaps a closer comparison, compositionally, is The Magic Numbers – take their sunshine-flecked pop at its finest, throw in a little spit and sawdust, and you’re in the right place.
Parallels aside – useful though they are for immediacy – Wolves and Thieves makes a decent stab at stamping an identity of its own once properly underway. Opener and single King of Rome is a splendidly rollicking, country-kissed pop-rocker that has wormed its way onto playlists with the same effortless ease exhibited by Fleet Foxes’ Mykonos. Both songs resonate with an innate familiarity, yet simultaneously seem to present something sparkly new. Whatever the formula for such instant-of-appeal offerings is, Goldheart Assembly have it committed to memory. But they don’t stick to it exclusively.
Anvil softens the mood, xylophone chimes underpinning a delicate acoustic ballad; So Long St Christopher, meanwhile, swells proudly with archaic organ tones preceding a lycan howl of freak-folk-ish temperament. Jesus Wheel is the album’s dark heart, a rumbling rumination on the acceptance of inadequacy, yet the following Reminder is a quasi-shanty sure to raise a smile. The album expresses its diversity without ever distancing itself from the core components that make it work: namely James Dale’s affecting lead vocals, carefully entwined yet purely organic instrumentation, and an overall vibe that’s got its roots in pastoral Californian pop of the past.
It’s not overly showy nor ground-breaking, and it will stir thoughts of other, perhaps slightly more accomplished performers. But such is the inherent sweetness of Goldheart Assembly’s debut that the listener can’t fail to be touched by its charms, slight though they are, and all signs here point to a deserved increase in popularity and perhaps a second album to truly celebrate. --Mike Diver
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Top Customer Reviews
I had been drinking quite heavily when originally I submitted this review which accounts for my slightly pretentious, flowery prose. Now sober however, by and large I agree with everything I said.
Wolves And Theives is an incredibly varied and assured debut. It opens with "King Of Rome" a song which shows all their qualities in a perfect 3 minutes. It's urgent, displays their great harmonies and has an insistent melody that worms its way into your head, and is full of unexpected little touches.
Impressively for a debut, Goldheart assembly arne't a band afraid to take risks. "The Last Decade" starts off with just an autoharp an vocals before blossoming into a gorgeous peice of harmony laden Americana, "A Reminder" is a dark, almost waltz like number unlike anything that precedes it, "CArnival 4 (The Carrying Song" stretches out a simple riff as far as it will go, this is an album constantly full of surprises. If there's one criticism of the album it's that it definatel front loaded. The first 6 songs are all excellent but it does come off the rails a little towards the end. Despite this, it's a bold, constantly interesting album from a band destined for great things.
I've seen them live a few times now and they bring an energy and passion to their music that this album certainly has no lack of. This is an excellently produced album that will surely leave an impression on the UK music scene - I hope so anyway, it would be a good thing. Don't hesitate, this is probably the best album you'll buy this year.
I've seen them live a number of times now, and the most surprising thing about this album is that the live favourites aren't necessarily the highlights, there were new, joyful songs to discover, and I look forward to seeing them again live now.
This band deserves to be huge. People of Britain and indeed the World, it is your duty to ensure that they do not go back to their day jobs. Buy this album, fall in love and smile so hard it actually hurts your face.
That said there are some wide ranging variances and styles which often veer deliberately into 'experimental', I was reminded of early Roxy Music at one point when they had the ever inventive Brian Eno mixing thier sounds. But these lads are a bit more Fred Dibnah having opted to record part of this great album in Forncett Industriual Steam Museum, which explains the steam engine noises and the laconic bell sounds that appear occasionally.
Please dont be put off by that as they are a tight knit focussed band who make brilliant catchy tunes with harmonies that would shame any would be Beach Boys cover band. On track 6 'Engravers Daughter' I actually was reminded of The Delays (in a good way). They also employ ukuleles, glockenspiels, metal radiator guards and doors, I can not recommend them highly enough. Wikipedia calls them alt/pop/rock, I think ruddy marvelous woule be better, but probably less helpful.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a brilliant CD. Very easy to listen to with wonderful harmonies. All excellant musicians with wonderful voices. Can't wait for their next CD to be out.Published on 9 Aug. 2011 by Jude
I saw this band live supporting We Are Scientists on their UK tour and they blew me away so the very next day I went out and bought their album and certainly was not a... Read morePublished on 5 Jan. 2011 by Abbie
Saw this band earlier this year at Stockton Street Festival. Hadn't heard of them before. What a great sound, with strong lyrics. Buy this album and see for yourself. *****Published on 4 Sept. 2010 by Peter
Reading good things about this album, i expected a Fleet Foxes-esque folky/acoustic pop album. i got solid, bland and irritating folk stuff. Read morePublished on 11 May 2010 by Gavin
This is a lovely album and I urge you to buy it.
To me it sounds like Crowded House blended with Crosby Stills & Nash (in a good way!). Read more
I should say at the outset that I have a VERY minor connection with the band, in that we used to go and watch Jamie and John play in local pubs a few years ago, and the two of them... Read morePublished on 16 Mar. 2010 by John Gardiner