Review of Northern [12k1037]

Fail Me (UK)

Visually supplemented by a set of postcards depicting a stark, snow covered forest. But these landscapes aren’t bleak; more like familiar, comforting places seen in a different light.

The looped melody of the title track is quite beautiful in its execution, never played straight as each variation is violated by digital interrupts. Continues narratively with subtle shears of noise and drone on “A Dead Yellow Carpet”. The break in the weather represented by cloud-breaking guitar on “Shell Shell Bye” is a wondrous moment. Endlessly listenable, considerately played. This is more than you can ask for from any artist.

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