Monday, February 22, 2010

Shearwater - The Golden Archipelago

Shearwater makes dramatic music. In a way they sound awfully dated, yet also highly relevant and important in this era. Their new album, 'The Golden Archipelago' is powerful as anything I've heard in the last few years and they have enough melodic and creative sense to avoid it becoming too much.

There is traces of Talk Talk here and Jonathan Meiburg (also known from the wonderful Okkervil River) possesses a truly breathtaking voice.