While their folksy songs seem to be impossibly fragile and wracked with sorrow, there is both strength and warmth to be found...
Galaxie 500 were always about sadness and resignation and it's a theme Damon And Naomi continue to pursue with a seemingly morbid obsession. Such is the intimate nature of the couple and their music you can only feel empathy with them rather than the voyeuristic pleasure of wallowing in others' grief.
Armed only with an acoustic guitar, a sruti (looks like a biscuit tin, sounds like an accordion) and two perfect voices, they evoke a campfire ambience, their melancholy offset by self-effacing anecdotes. And while their folksy songs seem to be impossibly fragile and wracked with sorrow, there is both strength and warmth to be found. Like halogen street lights viewed through fog, songs like 'Awake In A Muddle' and 'I'm Yours' are mysterious and reassuring. 'The Navigator', meanwhile, is closer to a comforting Nick Drake.
They would probably be loathe to call themselves entertainers, but Damon And Naomi are enchanting company. To share a small part of their world is a pleasure. To live there would be heartbreaking.
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