Album review: A Sunny Day In Glasgow – ‘Ashes Grammar’ (Mis Ojos Discos)

Album review: A Sunny Day In Glasgow - 'Ashes Grammar' (Mis Ojos Discos)


When ambient goes wrong

Beware the band that meanders into niceness. For a time it seemed this brother and sister outfit (plus some) would never fall victim to such pleasantries in light of their abrasive debut. But with ‘Ashes Grammar’ it seems A Sunny Day In Glasgow have opted out of the world of challenging ambient-leaning anthems, instead relying on the sweet harmonies of twin sisters Robin and Lauren Daniels. Not quite Animal Collective ([b]’Slaughter Killing Carnage (The Meaning Of Words)'[/b]) nor Stereolab ([b]’Shy'[/b]), but at times sounding like an Ibiza chill-out album ([b]’Close Chorus'[/b]), there are hot flushes of brilliance here ([b]’Evil, With Evil, Against Evil'[/b]) but they are few and far between.

[b]Ash Dosanjh[/b]

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