Monday, August 25, 2014
REVIEW: Peter Escott - The Long O
The songs vary between brief snips and more lengthy works. Some tracks such as "O", are decidedly experimental, while others, "Ship of Theseus" for example, is more meditative. More straightforward pop is on offer with "My Heaven, My Rules", "No One", "Mealymouth", and "Believe In The Devil World". For my money, "My Heaven, My Rules" is the highlight of the album and, in fact is one of my favorite songs of the year. Driven by Escott's piano, the song is a crooner's recap of a relationship, in which he points out that the other party never had to live by his rules. "Mealymouth" is a dream pop creation, all appealing haze. "Believe in the Devil World" is another delicious slice of cabaret, sung over a simple organ riff and drum machine. You can stream three of those tracks below, but to stop there would deprive you of the power of "No One" and the quiet, meandering beauty of "Desmond's Song".
Peter Escott - My Heaven My Rules from BSR on Vimeo.
The more dreamy "Mealymouth" --
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