North Atlantic Explorers

My Father Was A Sailor

This whimsical concept album from members of Destroyer and Belle & Sebastian is super atmospheric, lush and beautiful. Like a nautical Broken Social Scene, the band delivers a collection of blissed-out instrumentals (“Glasgow Circa 1952”), choir-charmed poppers (“Don’t Want No One Else”) and digital delights (“South”) over 11 tracks. Acoustic strums, drum machines and reverb’d horns compliment the personal poetry and Stuart David’s spoken-word oddities (“Hebrides, Bailey, Fair Isle” is just weird enough to be great). A delicately delightful disc to compliment a long boat ride or a night at home with the new Salinger collection. 

Published in Volume 69, Number 4 of The Uniter (September 24, 2014)

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