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History Always Favours The Winners

Eager to tear apart the stars

by Leyland Kirby

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Chartre Khan
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Chartre Khan I love this. I think the reason I love this album is because of the way it represented my feelings at the time I bought it. The first and last tracks are very melancholic, and as a result of this many reviewers have described this as a melancholic album.But most of the tracks inbetween are very well written and really quite happy.My favourite, "This is the Story of Paradise Lost" is a rather red, warm track that makes me think of sitting in front of a fire in a large nineteenth century ship. Favorite track: This is the story of paradise lost.
R. Scott Davis
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R. Scott Davis This is one gorgeous album. Favorite track: My dream contained a star.
Mason Shumate
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Mason Shumate This music makes me feel very sad. But I don't think it's the music that is sad. It's that its sound is somehow inextricably linked to the process of memory, and memory can be sadness in its purest form through the filter of perception in the present, carrying a chain of echoes of the past. The act of remembering becomes an emotion itself, unlike any other--and this music is a representation of that emotion. It is sublime, capable imbuing the moments with something beyond. Favorite track: This is the story of paradise lost.
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Following on from 2009's now-classic 'Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was'. These tracks are arrestingly clear-headed and sombre, with the requisite amount of emotional un-ease and a beguilling sense of ambiguity thanks to those perception-altering layers of fuzz and filtered detritus on the lens keeping things firmly hyperreal. How you decipher the meanings of these moods and atmospheres is where the beauty and longevity of these tracks lie, as patience and repeated listens will reveal new views of the landscape as the seasons change.

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released October 3, 2011

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