The album starts with a
melancholic All Sweet Things.
Sad, laid back with a quiet piano and acoustic guitar. The vocals are
good (as always). The simplistic melody creates a captivating
and haunting feeling / texture. This is a good No-Man track and one
that I like.
is a little different with an
almost angelic keys start, a short moment of silence to be followed by a sudden
aggressive drums/keys section. This happens just twice but this is a
track that will wake people up! It works for me but makes me jump on
every album listen (and there have been a few full album listens of
this!). Truenorth is
the album epic (at 12 minutes plus) and takes me back to familiar
No-Man music. Not overly complex with a gentle start with some nice
percussion and keys. Nice atmospheric music with a gradual build-up;
very melodic and relaxed. Wherever There Is Light is my
favourite track on the album. I love the slide guitar. Gorgeous
with a gentle rhythmic background and a nice flute. Possibly not the most
textual or varied No-Man album but it is a pleasant listen. I
don't think No-Man fans will be disappointed and it is maybe one of
the best No-Man albums to start with? The title of the album gives an
indication of the general subject matter but it is not
sensationalist, more a gentle reflection.