Sunday, January 21, 2018

Song(s) of the Day # 1,463 The Fiction Aisle

The second album this year that really takes my fancy and as with Go! Team it hails from Brighton.  A Pessimist is Never Disappointed, the incredibly fruitful and insightful blog listed on the right hand side of this page, directed me to the new one from The Fiction Aisle, Jupiter Florida. I'm incredibly grateful and am now doing my bit and commending the record to you. Thomas White, the guiding force behind the band has a credible indie CV in Brakes and Electric Soft Parade. Here he expresses a rather different and more thoughtful vision.

The Fiction Aisle are an elegaic concern. Musing on the passage of time and how life happens to us just as much as us being conductors of it. With a sound supplemented by woodwind and burbling almost eighties synth to augment the standard indie trimmings, the record pleasingly recalls the likes of The Clientele and Blue Nile, characters who were content to haunt the margins of the Pop World.

It's one of the more exciting albums to appear in 2018, a year that I've already complained has taken a while to get going, for me at least, musically. Jupiter Florida does its bit to make amends. A fine record with a quiet and achieved inner ambition.

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