Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
David A Fowler | wellington new zealand | 09/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Don McGlashan has been on the New Zealand arts scene for more years than I care to remember. From early punk Blam Blam Blam, through the musical theatre of The Front Lawn to the indie-pop incantation of the Mutton Birds, each metamorphosis manages to surpass the last. This CD is full of the McGlashan trademark genius of picking out the eerie and peculiar of the otherwise mundane, such as "In My Room". All these prose-style lyrics are sung in McGlashan's typically deadpan tone, barely hinting at the power that lies within them. Though once they've cut through, you'll never want to let go.The whole album is achingly understated. Every track leaves you wishing for more, and delivers more on each listening. This CD is definately one for those who like their thrills to build over several spins.I love it for its off-beat spin on the ordinary and the way it makes you work for your enjoyment. Listen to this half a dozen times and you'll wonder how you ever managed to live without it. Don McGlashan at his outstanding best."
Pete | Netherlands, Europe | 02/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I owned this cd for quite a while but i have started listening to it again just recently. It takes a few spins to get into, but then at one time you discover all the tracks are beautiful. The strange moods that made Crowded House so great are here too. And "Anchor me" the third song is so beautifull ! Worth the ticket alone.."
The Kiwi Talking Heads
Pete | 03/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Evoking a strange, strong sense of time and place, this beautiful collection of songs comes over like a mix of early REM, Crowded House and Talking Heads back when they were good. Especially reccomended - Dominion Road, an upbeat song about pulling yourself together after everything fell apart,and White Valiant, a creepy examination of why it's bad to pick up hitchikers. Completely sound CD."