Thursday, January 19, 2012

Story Books - Peregrine

Out of the Isle of Sheppey, Story Books initially come over like the long inevitable crossover point between careful, minimal xx nightscapes and Kris Harris' warm folksy vocals. A big guitar solo then crashes in out of nowhere like a sudden tidal wave before snapping back to the plangent, ruminative stillness as if nothing has happened yet entirely changed in a way. There's something of a more energetic Bon Iver sound (not the yacht rock bits, obviously) about how it all fits together but at heart it's very British and evocatively textured whatever it turns into.

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