Monday, April 29, 2013

A&S - Matador Complete

There is an almost vintage, familiar quality to the music on this album, one of 2009's best.

The piano and string arrangements create a beautiful ambience, love longed for or lost; the vocals, both male and female, remain quiet and subdued, almost angelic, and radiate in the atmosphere of the lush orchestral feel of the music. Rolling drum rhythms with shades of glitch fade in and out to buoy the ambience along.

It may not explode into your consciousness but it has an intoxicating quality that will remain in your head long after listening to it. The US, UK and Japan versions all vary a bit so a "complete" version is quite elusive.

I ended up with two copies of this on vinyl, one gold, one black:

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