Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Thea Gilmore - Angels In The Abattoir (January 2011)

A new song for the new year from Thea Gilmore to all her lovely Angels In The Abattoir. This month is the American Presidential Election inspired Inch By Inch. Written on the eve of Obama's historic win and seeing Thea on an honest political stance - something she does perfectly but sadly not too often in recent years. The vocals, particularly in the second half show amazing range and depth. Great writing as always.

Like much of the music provided by Thea at part of the Angels In The Abattoir, the songs feel like they would benefit from just a few more hours work, a bit more production and a better mix. The songs, for the most part, are great but lack a certain album-quality polish. That said, the raw nature of the vocals and stark unmanaged piano and guitar accompaniment is brilliant and effective when required. And this is one of those times.

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