All entries for December 2010
December 01, 2010
I was a major Guillemots fanatic before Fyfe decided, much like Roald Dahl, to go solo. The tracks on this album are much more stripped-down in nature, allowing for a more heartfelt sound. From the opening exaltation of "When You Walk in the Room" to the the bittersweet "Livewire", Fyfe's voice remains ripe with emotion. Those looking for the bombast of Guillemots' early work will revel in "She Needs Me"; and "Faster Than The Setting Sun", my personal favourite, is a work of pure, irredesant atmosphere (it's a word from the song, it fits). With a solo debut as strong as 'Fly Yellow Moon', in the words of the album's closer, "this could go in any direction."
John was very unhappy. His job, his love life, his health; nothing seemed to be going right for him. He felt like the rest of the world was carrying on and he was getting left behind. Then, one Friday, John found the answer to all his problems. He met Steve.
"Automatic Door" (in affectionate parody of Radiohead)
Open my eyes. Morning bearing down on me. Engulfing Me.
Open. Close. Open. Close.
Where was the water? Where was the water when I needed it most? Where were you?
Orange Juice. Water. What do I want? What the fuck do I want? I want you.
Costcutter. Cutting the cost. Cutting my soul.
Open. Close. Open Close.
The price is cheap. My life is cheap. Without you.
Automatic door. Automatic Life. Automatic love.
Open. Open. Open. Close.