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the album of the year already
on 22 January 2014
I will be honest, i never heard of I Break Horses until i went to a Sigur Ros gig in nottingham last year, i was instantly blown away by their synth heavy sounds.
So imagine my delight when i found out that I Break Horses will be performing in london in january (now gone) along with a brand new album. I downloaded their b=debut album a while back and have listened to it almost daily since, so it was with great anticipation that i waited patiently for this new album.
It does not disappoint, where Hearts had the feeling of a big warm hug from an old friend, Chiaroscuro is more like seeing that friend again after your friend has been through so much s***, and ending up in bed with her/him, delete where applicable...
Marie Linden certainly can sing, and perform on stage too, but the voice, its as angelic as can be, like a very sensual Kate Bush, but maybe a bit more weird.
Highlights include You Burn, Faith, Berceuse, and the amazing Medicine Brush, the latter of which is used as the opener to their live shows, as dramatic and dark as can be, however it is Heart To Know, the closing song, thats the stand out song on the album for me, it is worth buying the album for just that one song. Floaty, beautiful, sad, with a warm fuzzy sound that will melt your heart like chocolate.
I am sure that many who saw I Break Horses at the recent sigur ros gigs have fallen in love with the band, it was lovely to meet so many of you at the recent I Break Horses gig in Shoreditch, London, and everyone was raving about this album, quite right too, it is an instant classic, maybe the best album of 2014!
Honestly, you can click the Buy MP3 button in the safe knowledge that your going to end up smiling from ear to ear after the first listen, you will be mesmerised!