England - Full Moon 85 - 09/10/03
Leave me out of this
After the marvellous single, here comes Fiel Garvie's second album. It's a stunning record,
continuing where the debut left off. The group's moody, cinematic songs are brilliant. The uptempo
"Got a Reason" takes in the Velvet Underground's white noise, but brings the bands own sound into
the mix as well. "Doortime" is a colourful song that makes good use of Anne Reekie's gorgeous
voice. "Reeling as You Come Around Again" is a spooked song with plenty of disturbing noises. It
sounds like perfect music for the other side of midnight.
"Talking a Hole in my head" is a punchy pop song with plenty of sass. Reekie's singular voice
makes it a thing of wonder. The weird parts that Fiel Garvie add to every song only makes them
shine brighter. Their music is truly special and moves me in ways I can't even describe.
"Old Friend" details a relationship torn asunder in a heartbreaking way. Musically it starts
out slowly with a gently played guitar balancing Anne Reekie's whispery vocals. It builds to a
mindblowing climax gradually.
Fiel Garvie have made a welcome return and this album is a gem.
To be released (in the UK) September 29th.
Copyright © 2003 Anna Maria Stjärnell