Jack Tatum releases music under the name Wild Nothin. His home recorded 2010 debut, Gemini caught the attention of critics and become somewhat of a word-of-blog hit – so a second record was inevitably going to either cement the excitement as either warranted or not. I am pleased to be able to report the initial interest is not wane-worthy with this his sophomore which establishes h as much more than a tublr-wave band-wagon jumper and demonstrates that the guy can write some pretty amazing songs.
Nocturne is replete with lush night grooves and perfectly underplayed orchestrated strings and synth-lines that come together to form a dignified and restrained atmosphere for his silky smooth vocals to lie within. Tracks like album opener Shadow, the title track and Disappera Here demonstrate that dreamy doesn’t have to mean sleepy – managing to be propulsive and upbeat while still swirling into a day-dream stupor.
The opening to Paradise is one of the most succulent and exciting musical moments I’ve heard on a record in a while. A stand out track to my ears.
Warm sunny sunday afternoon? Fancy a wee kip in with the sun pouring through window while you contemplate the night(s) before? Put this on and you’ll be cradled to sleep in a wonderful way.
It’s difficult to describe this record without mentioning the word dreamy several times. Dreamy, dreamy, dreamy, dreamy. See?
- review by Andrew Tidball
RATING : GREAT
Cheese on Toast is phasing in a new album ratings system. I have always struggled with a numerical scale; it feels so finite and arbitrary. So the new scale looks like this :
FREAKIN’ AWESOME / JUST AWESOME / REALLY GREAT / GREAT / GOOD / PRETTY COOL / NOT BAD / COULD BE BETTER / PRETTY BAD, ACTUALLY / NOT RECOMMENDED FOR EARS