Midwich Assembly – Bewilderland (Dead Fly Recordings).
Formed in 2010, this is Midwich Assembly’s debut album. Their influences are said to be Mercury Rev, Daft Punk, Depeche Mode and The Blue Nile. However, songs such as Astronomer Royal, which harks back to Eno/Fripp/Gabriel, And Then The Summer with an exaggerated vocal that is almost Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull fame in its execution, Another Glorious Day, an acoustic instrumental in the vein of Gordon Giltrap and Everything Has To Happen, an electronic experiment that wouldn’t have sounded out of place in the 80s with its chorus very much like Tears For Fears muddy the waters. So you now have a flavour of Midwich Assembly – not easy to pigeonhole and pretty unique. Add the Crime/Thriller/Sci-Fi themes of Stranger Than and the grungy electronica of No Comedy and you have the base of a very good album, if not one that takes a few listens to come to terms with.
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