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Sand - A Sleeper, Just Awake album review

Album Review

North Atlantic Oscillation man Sam Healy fires Sand's second album into orbit.

The second album from North Atlantic Oscillation’s Sam Healy is more organic than 2013’s eponymous debut. This is Kid A to that album’s The King of Limbs, its skittish glitchy percussion augmented by the more human feel of brass sections, glockenspiel and Eno-esque detuned piano. Healy’s oddly disembodied voice is a constant, adding a frail whimsical longing to the whole. ‘Leave before time can clean you out before your eyes/Long touch good bye’, he laments in L.T.G.B. with a weary monosyllabic delivery that could be emanating from the voice circuits of a well-known paranoid android.


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