Friday, 22 October 2010

Metherell Review

From Norman records...
Cover art for  Metherell by Matthew Shaw Description: edition of 50 on Sonic Oyster Records
Format: CD

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Based on 1 review(s).

Rating: 4
...according to our Brian on 21 October 2010.

This is a really nice piece. 45 minutes of contemplative piano drones which have been recorded in such a way as to render them beautifully ambient. This manipulation removes the occasionally twee & annoying plink of the ivories and instead leaves us with just the sustained drifting waves of the notes in a gorgeous Brian Eno-esque fashion. With just intermittent chirrups of an evening bird chorus to enhance the mood, this is a true minimalist gem. It's a wonderfully emotive & ponderous music we've got here that will almost definitely enrich the lives of fans in awe of Celer's more cerebral works & latter-day Stars of the Lid. Very affecting indeed.

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