Saturday, 27 June 2009

Nathan Fake - Hard Islands (Border Community)

Fake’s debut LP was all dreamy ethereal soundscapes and beautifully calm ideas, but here he steps it up a notch, exchanging thoughtful ambience for technoid grit on this small landmass inspired effort. There’s an urgency to this short yet striking album, with Fake’s trademark penchant for melody still in evidence, despite the speed of his sound. Winners appear in the shape of the sharp grooved Turtle, serene Basic Mountain and messy Castle Rising. It is worth venturing out to Fake’s island.

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