Grails - Deep Politics (CD Temporary Residence)
Whether it's the strings (by Timba Harris) laden mellow-drama of the title track, the trip-hopesque rhythm of 'Corridors of Power' or the Progy "Deep Snow, the intricately composed album of instrumentals are cinematic in scope and range. The production is sleek, giving the album a sense of being a 'whole' item. Conceptual?
There's no doubting their ambition and impressive ability to carry it off, there's even a grandiosity and a considered forthrightness about it which will appeal to a larger audience but it's all too slick; all too fixed. Where's the heart?
Available as 2LP (with download coupon) and cd. HM