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|In the Nursery|
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Metal
By the late 1990s, Sheffield, England's In the Nursery were finally getting some soundtrack work for movies and TV. It was a long time coming for a band that had been composing imaginary film scores for most of its career.... more »
By the late 1990s, Sheffield, England's In the Nursery were finally getting some soundtrack work for movies and TV. It was a long time coming for a band that had been composing imaginary film scores for most of its career. Obsessed with symphonic structures and such outré instruments as timpani, oboe, synthetic strings, and military snare, twin brothers Klive and Nigel Humberstone crafted music for the inner cinema, sounds that coalesced to take the listener on a journey of his or her own imagination. L'Esprit is a perfect example of that spirit. Each song on the disc has an uncanny way of triggering in one's mind a different narrative. Titles like "Azure Wings," "Reverie," and "Scenes of Childhood" are but starting points for the subconscious--the rest is open-ended. French chanteuse Dolores Marguerite C. provides ethereal vocal accompaniment on many of the tracks, to particular effect on the beautiful "Sesudient," and a drummer known only as Q taps out crisp, urgent snare patterns on epic ITN classics like the title track and "Blade." Inspiring, intelligent, and mellifluous, L'Esprit was really the first "mature" ITN album; it remains one of their best. --Steve Landau
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Firstly, I'm an artist, not a music reviewer. That said, In the Nursery is my all-time favorite musical find. I consider L'Esprit the crowning achievement for In the Nursery. The music is hauntingly beautiful yet not ostentatious. ITN deftly uses a self-limited range of instrumental tracks and angelic voices to create a pure, stirring sound. Pieces range from snare-drum driven active to dreamy peaceful melodies. The cuts begin, grow, flow, then conclude as cohesive units, each to its own yet more stirring when brought together. I loved the calm yet stirring beauty of "Saurette" so much I used it as the processional in my wedding. This is truly music to inspire the imagination!"