The closest parallel here is to Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci’s 1999 long-player ‘Spanish Dance Troupe’, with its fragmented, piecemeal blend of instrumentals, hushed ballads and sparkling pop jewels. This is an 18-track album that runs under 45 minutes, and many tracks are little more than bittersweet sketches. But the ‘proper’ songs, when they arrive, are magnificent: ‘I Wanna Go’ is a country stroller with a sharp Rickenbacker edge, while ‘O’Melancholy’ lives up to its title with scratchy classical guitar and haunted strings. Unfocussed and rambling this record may be, but it’s as homely and welcoming as an open fire. Buy this album here
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