Artist: Philip Selway
Album: Familial (Bella Union, 30 Aug 10)
Tags: alternative, acoustic, indie rock, downtempo, my gang rotw
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It has been difficult to pick a track from this album, so I chose the one that caught my attention and had me humming along, The Ties That Bind Us.
As usual, I avoided the hype till I heard the music first, although it was no easy task as anticipation for this album has been feverish. Listening without prejudice, only knowing he was from Radiohead and having heard the first track, By Some Miracle, I heard something that at first reminded me of Richard Hawley, then after a few listens, I changed my mind and thought of Bon Iver, Nick Drake and Charlotte Gainsbourg. There's a slightly Gallic/European feel to the folk music, especially on A Simple Life. …