Friday, February 08, 2008
Hang On, This Record Is A Bit Good...
The Accidental: Illuminated Red (Full Time Hobby, 2008)
Full disclosure: Stephen from The Accidental (that's him top right trying to escape) is a friend of mine. He is also a member of the wonderful Memory Band. Anyhow, none of that matters much really, all that's important is that Illuminted Red is a meditative doozy of a tune, a veritable toe-tapper, a softly-softly, midnight-blue folk-pop treatise on the magic of, well, life itself. "Imagine if each word we say was collected in a bag," they whisper. That's quite a thought, isn't it? In my case it would have to be a really big bag with lots of room for more words. Their very, very good album is out towards the end of April and I particularly like the track, Slice Open The Day. If you are the sort of person who likes staring out the window contemplating something hugely important, you will too.