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M. Ward - A Wasteland Companion
Released: 09/04/2012 Bella UnionA man with his fingers in many a proverbial musical pie, Matt Ward's sixth solo album is only a ‘solo' release in the loosest sense - as is customary for the Portland musician, a bunch of high profile guests including Howe Gelb and his She & Him partner Zooey Deschanel pitch in for a dose of soulful alt rock that's about as unlikely to offend as a glass of tap water. For more information visit: http://mwardmusic.com/ Watch:
Drowned In Sound“Plays like an intimate knees up...” 'A Wasteland Companion' is the work of a man who’s learnt to create more mystique by giving away little fragments of himself through the filter of an idealised story...
The Independent“At his best, when he ditches the troubadour formula...” AWC is all squeaky fingers on fretboards, sexy reverb timbres on vocals, and collaborations with the likes of PJ Harvey sidekick John Parish and Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley...
Pitchfork“Too preoccupied with making sense of its own self...” Divorced from all sense of the English language, listening to M. Ward is nowadays perhaps more deeply pleasurable than it ever has been, with glistening strings and big slabs of piano occupying more and more of the terrain...
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