The Clientele - Minotaur (2010)

The Clientele are a London-based British band with Alasdair MacLean on vocals and guitar, Mark Keen on drums, James Hornsey on bass and Mel Draisey on violin, keyboards, backing vocals and percussion.

Their music has often been noted for its reverb-rich production and MacLean's distinctive breathy vocals (an effect achieved partly by MacLean singing with a microphone plugged into a guitar amplifier) and unique guitar style. Their lyrics take a strong inspiration from surrealist literature and art from the early 20th century; "We Could Walk Together" quotes a line ("like a silver ring thrown into the flood of my heart") from a 1928 poem by French surrealist Joƫ Bousquet; the song "What Goes Up" quotes the poem "Stupidity Street" by Ralph Hodgson in its entirety.

Artist: 
The Clientele
Album: 
Minotaur
Album art: 
Release date: 
31.08.2010
Quality: 
VBR V0
Tracklist: 

1. Minotaur
2. Jerry
3. As the World Rises and Falls
4. Paul Verlaine
5. Strange Town
6. No. 33
7. The Green Man
8. Nothing Here Is What It Seems

Music label: 
Merge Records
Country: 
London, UK
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