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5.0 out of 5 stars
This is a must!, 17 Oct. 2011
Having followed his music for a number of years, my daughter persuaded me to give this a try. Cynicism reared it's head - how could an aging techno-synth lover be converted? Whilst we do share some common ground in music, it rarely stretches to include any of modern stuff today. However, the Guardian On-Line made it their "Album of the day" last month with 3 tasters from the album, so I gave it a go. It grabs from almost the start. Having put it on as a background whilst cooking (yes, I know, that's so sad) the music soon took a hold and I found myself being overtaken by a real emotional journey - how could someone so young understand not just the breadth but also with incredible depth, such a variety of emotions? The last sample track by the Guardian called "Truth Flood" blew my mind with it's evocative strands, reminiscent of so many great film music tracks that elevate a good film into an outstanding, sensual experience. So, be warned - be prepared to sit back and listen - yes, REALLY listen to sounds with such overt honesty rarely found in the British psyche and make sure you have someone you can then share it with. This is an album that will haunt you. To Jamie, thank you so much for opening up and allowing us to listen to your heart.