Dark Captain Light Captain – ‘Miracle Kicker’ (LoAF Recordings)
This debut LP is a real treat. Sitting down to listen to it again before writing this review, I couldn’t help myself, and at the end, had to play it all over again…
Supported by the likes of Zane Lowe, Rob Da Bank and Mark Radcliffe, amongst others, DCLC specialise in a gorgeous sort of trippy folk-music. The press release mentions both The Strawbs and Can, and that seems appropriate. I’d be willing to bet that the people who fell in love with the Erland Oye-Royksopp-Kings Of Convenience Norwegian axis will fall in love with this too.
Sure, mixing electronica and folk is far from a new idea, but hearing it done this well is a rare treat. From opener ‘Jealous Enemies’ to closer ‘Miracle Worker’ this album is consistently wonderful.
…why deny yourself the pleasure?
Miracle Kicker is released on October 27 on LoAF Recordings