Monday, 15 October 2007

What the Caked Crusader chose to bake to this week (13 Oct 2007)

Fancied a bit of acoustic music this week. To my ears there are few modern albums better than Roddy Frame’s “Surf”. So many albums are over-produced to the point that they sound like they were made in a laboratory rather than studio, all the humanity is removed; if the internet is to be believed, Roddy Frame recorded this album in his front room – just him and his guitar. It’s a quiet album, thoughtful and spare; a rare instance where the lyrics and tunes are of equal quality.
The standout track for me is “Big Ben”. I don’t know why but I always picture him standing on Westminster Bridge on a cold dark night whilst singing it – it has that feel to it, very atmospheric.

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