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Superb debut album,
This review is from: Grappling Hooks (Audio CD)
This is the debut album from North Atlantic Oscillation and it is a cracker. The Kscope record label is developing a reputation for signing some very exciting new bands. 'Three Fact Fader' from label mates the Engineers was one of my records of 2009 and there are plenty of parallels here.
Both bands know how to play and songs are built on layers of music, each instrument interfacing with the other intimately and completely. The opening track `Marrow' demonstrates this beautifully as does the hook heavy `Cell Count' with its gorgeous vocal chorus and keyboard motif.
For a duo they generate enormous power, the drumming on `Some Blue Hive' almost blew my socks off and the samples really bring it together. I am desperate to see these guys live.
Immense record that you need to own.