15 Songs, 59 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Veils are Liam Andrews (son of former XTC keyboardist Barry Andrews) and the musicians he's accumulated over the years from various lineups of the band. Andrews' vocals recall the languid, tortured-beautiful-artiste singers who've been seduced by Bryan Ferry at some point in their careers. "Dancing with the Tornado" turns to a Nick Cave–like guttural rumble, where the avalanche is about to hit. Traces of Ennio Morricone's spaghetti western vibe (a cliché that rings true more often than not among guitarists who enjoy using tremolo) can be heard circling most tracks. The title tune blazes across the widescreen cinematic soundstage with an optimism not often heard once the album gets going. "The Pearl" captures a prettified isolation. "Another Night on Earth" shuffles as if to divert your attention from the real feelings at hand. The "bonus" material features an EP of sessions recorded at Abbey Road Studios.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Veils are Liam Andrews (son of former XTC keyboardist Barry Andrews) and the musicians he's accumulated over the years from various lineups of the band. Andrews' vocals recall the languid, tortured-beautiful-artiste singers who've been seduced by Bryan Ferry at some point in their careers. "Dancing with the Tornado" turns to a Nick Cave–like guttural rumble, where the avalanche is about to hit. Traces of Ennio Morricone's spaghetti western vibe (a cliché that rings true more often than not among guitarists who enjoy using tremolo) can be heard circling most tracks. The title tune blazes across the widescreen cinematic soundstage with an optimism not often heard once the album gets going. "The Pearl" captures a prettified isolation. "Another Night on Earth" shuffles as if to divert your attention from the real feelings at hand. The "bonus" material features an EP of sessions recorded at Abbey Road Studios.

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