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The Wake

The Wake

TRACKLIST:

1. Outer Limits
2. The Wake
3. The Magic Roundabout
4. Corners
5. Widow's Peak
6. The Thousand Days
7. Headlong 

REVIEW:

Wake by name and Wake by nature: listening to the album is rather like reading Baudelaire - grand, heavy with imagery, dark and relentless. As the band play out a series of funereal, gothic landscapes, one has the impression of being caught in a surreal nightmare from which there is no waking up, or of being sat on some demonic carousel. As it moves between pretty pastoral passages and psychedelic punk-outs, the music is by turns frenzied, bruised, brutal, and yet with moments of beauty, frailty and compassion. Anguish, world-weariness, claustrophobia and disorientation are everywhere - this is an extended cry from a consciousness weighed down by more than its fair share of gravity: `even the rain won't fall in a straight line'.

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