Monday, July 6, 2009
Album of the Week - Wildbirds & Peacedrums
"Swedish husband-and-wife duo Wildbirds and Peacedrums are closer to Siouxsie and Budgie's Creatures than the White Stripes.
from Dave Simpsons review:
"These Swedes seem to pick anything up and play it. They'd probably even make beautiful music out of garden furniture. The giddy ride through tonal ups and downs, timbre switches, key changes can almost be too much to take, and if Wildbirds & Peacedrums were more than a duet, it almost certainly would feel excessive. Negotiating The Snake for the first time is a journey riddled with surprise – that almost nothing can be nailed down or predicted even after the seven-minutes-thirty of closer of 'My Heart' is pure 'lucky dip' stuff. Each time you dip in, you seem to come out with an even bigger handful of sweetness."
Luke Slater- Drowned in sound.
And Zoe Williams didn't quite get their name right in her review of Late Junction, Radio 3 (otherwise good point made!)
I do have a couple of free downloads, but they asked nicely not to re-distribute them.. I'm all up for artist wishes, so I won't post them.
(just for us in the 'spill to discuss.. have a dropbox listen)
What's your verdict?