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Season Of The Sparks

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01
Summer Haze Parade
3:32  
02
The Beekeeper's Wife
3:48  
03
The Wishing Seat
4:29  
04
The Three Sisters
3:33  
05
Squeeze Bees
4:35  
06
Liberty Stream
4:53  
07
Horses Like To Dream All Night
2:20  
08
Season Of The Sparks
3:03  
09
Swedish Room
2:14  
10
Pay No Mind (To The Dawn Cryer)
3:58  
Album Information

Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 36:25

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Wondering Sound

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Chris Roberts

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11.09.09
Gracefully understated stories of loss and yearning
2009 | Label: Chemikal Underground Records / PIAS Digital

This Dublin singer/songwriter's fifth album sees him forsaking generic acoustic guitar accompaniments and instead merging his stentorian baritone with quivering organs, pianos, strings and to create rumbling sense of grandeur and melancholy. It's his knack for restraint that makes his songs brood so intensely. In short, they sneak up on you. They may be epic, darkly cinematic stories of loss and yearning, but you only fully realize this after they've subtly bedded in.

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A grower

the_walster

Didn't get much out of this on the first couple of plays, but I'm glad I persevered, as this is a bit of a low-key gem. Mellow, acoustic songs, like Richard Hawley but with more imagination in the songwriting. The Wishing Seat is a joy.

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