|2008||Kscope||kscope103||CD, CD+DVDA, 2xLP|
|2014||Kscope||kscope276||2xCD (Deluxe Edition, Mini LP sleeve)|
|10 Feb 2017||Kscope||kscope 467||2xCD (Reissue)|
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.