"Some Waking Woman isn't an anthem nor an elegy, although it has moments of both. It isn't quite in the gutter, but it's sure as hell not looking at the stars - the album has its gaze locked on the almost-clean livingroom carpet, or the overgrown tarmac country-road corner, or the PVC windowframes slowly colouring-in with dawn. In the hands of O.D. Davey, the ordinary surfaces of a life like the one everyone actually has are made to glimmer weirdly with the inevitable love, loss and resignation underneath them. The comedy underneath it all. The album's intimate, and the recording even more so: we hear the creak in Davey's voice, the sound of his tongue moving in his mouth, the air dragged into his lungs. It's like being inside his head. These are touching, intricate ballads with melodies of nursery-rhyme sweetness, but as reimagined by a failed nineties gameshow host, humming his old theme-tunes as he staggers back home pissed after closing time. But they're songs of love, for all that. This is a record as in an LP, but a record too in the sense of a setting down of something true." (label info) comes with download code
in stock | DE| 2017| TOMLAB | 13.90

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