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Album Review: Erland and The Carnival - Nightingale (Full Time Hobby)
Twisted tales surpassing the strangeness and quirk of their debut last year.
More magpies than nightingales across these 13 tracks, they stitch up a glorious grab-bag of modern psych; fans of The Superimposers, The Coral, Jim Noir or Gruff Rhys will find much to love down the footpaths forged between these points.
Magpie-like too, Cooper has a love of repurposing weighty lines to frame his quirky nests, as on “This night has opened my eyes” on ‘This Night’’s cathedral-rave-folk-meets-Franz skiffle or “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen” on ‘I’m Not Really Here’, or indeed ‘The Dream Of The Rood’, based around the Old English visionary poem of the same name. Not for the birds.
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