August 4, 2011
The Remarkable Return of Sarah Nixey, pt II
Sarah Nixey's album kind of slipped out of pinging range earlier this summer. Perhaps because, to my ears, it's really autumnal. It's a record for cold, grey Saturdays in October. Or rainy nights in. Or maybe the discolettes only notice shiny pop baubles in 2011. Whatever, this album, Brave Tin Soldiers, is worth going back to as the days become shorter and cooler. Frost As Midnight is literally wintry... the English do that so well. Other standout tracks worth your shillings are the lush Gathering Shadows, Love Gets Dangerous and the album's highlight, the weeper The Burial Of Love. That last one is truly one of the most gorgeous songs of 2011. #trust
My friend Matt of Microfilm has remixed Sarah once again - they have a long musical relationship - and here are the results...
The Homecoming (Microfilm remix0 by Microfilm
The Homecoming EP is out now with remixes by Microfilm, Kids Love and Half Cousin. Be a collector - see what I did there, Nixey fans? - and get it. You can "like" Sarah on Facebook. And Microfilm for that matter!