From where I’m sitting you can draw neat parallels between the twin underachievers the Wrens and Wheat. Both have been bubbling underneath the radar for years despite obliging with a succession of brilliant albums. The music is intricate, soulful and impressed with endless longevity. Sadly both remain a distant revelation, beings that a future generation will laud with feverish adulation. All is not lost for Wheat at least with strong indications that a new album is on the way titled ‘Everyday I Said A Prayer For Kathy and Made A One Inch Square’. ‘This Rough Magic’ is taken from the bands last album ‘Per Second, Per Second”¦’ and sketches their scattershot brilliance. Always gentle and alluring ‘This Rough Magic’ unwraps several plots over its 5 minutes, each is as intriguing as the next. Dave Fridmann sat in on production and the exotic twists are nothing less than you’d expect from the Mercury Rev man. KD
Wheat – This Rough Magic
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