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ARTIST
TITLE
My City Glittered Like A Breaking Wave
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
QS 163CD QS 163CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/19/2005

This is the second release from the London/Düsseldorf trio comprised of vocalist/guitarist Luke Sutherland (Long Fin Killie, Bows, Mogwai), programmer/keyboardist Volker Bertelmann (Tontraeger), and bassist/synth player Stefan Schneider (To Rococo Rot, Tarwater). Following last year's debut album A Heart and Two Stars (QS 154CD), Music A.M. continue to create cascading delicate sonorities over shuffling topographies. Slow countrified vibes, methadone doo-wop for disco misfits, swan songs for ex-swingers, are set alight by deep-blue bass chords, whispering whirlpools of guitar and burbling micro-funk. Even the surf licks and pop twists have a wistful and wintry abandonment. It features five songs originally recorded during the A Heart... sessions that have been recently reworked, suspended, and melodified by the band at their Düsseldorf studio, culminating in a blissful 20 minutes that highlights Music A.M.'s love and affinity for the in-between moments of avant-pop. While the arrangements and minimal rhythms create a mood assuredly warm and embracing, Luke Sutherland's vocals oscillate between earthbound narration and sparkling voyages into the spheres. This is the sound of summer receding. Music for a world in which all that's left is longing.