on 16 February 2013
We have waited a long time since the release of "Wave if you're really there" and it has been well worth it.
While these tunes have an immediate appeal on first listening, it wasn't until I sat down with a good pair of headphones in a quiet place that I began to fully appreciate the work that has gone into this music.
Haven't yet decided which is my favourite track. Maybe "Ill Fit" or "Counting Birds" - we'll see.
Study it or just play it in the background, this is a masterpiece from the Liverpool Wave Machines - thanks guys.
on 22 January 2013
Wave Machines' second record is the sound of a band upping their game. Their sonic palette has broadened considerably and, whilst there are less poptastic moments, the album is, on the whole, more satisfying than their wonderful debut wave if you're really there. It's more engaging and absorbing. It reminds me of Talk Talk in parts. Standout tracks are the singles ill fit and i hold loneliness, the unbelievably intense home and weird and wonderful closer sitting in a chain, blinking. No filler at all.