Full Review

Why did did the eponymously titled Moat jump out on me?

Well, because of its understated beauty... and lovely songwriting... and rich, near-ambient production style... and chiming 12-string guitars... and violin... and moody keyboard flourishes....

Moat is music for a bluesy Sunday....

Marty Willson-Piper's voice is really emotive, falling somewhere between Bob Geldof, John Sebastian, Donovan, and David Bowie.

And for all its acoustic, slow-burn brilliance, it is the final cut, "Lovestar," that really knocks me out, a full band piece, an epic slice of modern psychedelia that sounds like a cross between George Harrison and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd fame.

This is the kind of album that makes me want to go back and dig down deeper into an artist's catalog. If he can make a record like this in 2013, perhaps I will like his work with The Church and his various solo stuff.

It just takes one great moment like this to convince me.

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Det låter förstås banalt, men bra låtar är avgörande. Få projekt har ett så starkt uttryck att de klarar sig utan. När Moat, det nya samarbetet mellan Niko Röhlcke från Weeping Willows och Marty Willson-Piper från det australiska 80-talsbandet The Church, litar för mycket på sitt maner blir det lite sömnigt och högstämt. Men när det stämmer, när de får ihop sina komponenter, blir det faktiskt magiskt. Hä finns några av de finaste och vänligaste låtar jag hört på länge. Fina stråkar, känsliga gitarrer, trevliga komp, försynt sång och sånger som känns som hemkomster för alla som förlyssnat sig på "Under the milky way" och är svaga för det nordiska svårmodet.

Bästa spår: "Sound of you", "Let me go"


Google Translation:

Of course it sounds banal, but good songs are crucial. Few projects have such a strong expression that they can do without. When Moat, the new collaboration between Niko Röhlcke from Weeping Willows and Marty Willson-Piper from the Australian 80's band The Church, trusts his style too much, it gets a little sleepy and loud. But when it's true, when they get their components together, it actually becomes magical. Here are some of the nicest and friendliest songs I've heard in a long time. Fine strings, sensitive guitars, nice accompaniment, provided song and songs that feel like homecomings for everyone who has listened to "Under the Milky Way" and is weak for the Nordic hardship.

Best tracks: "Sound of You", "Let Me Go"