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SHLEEP

Robert Wyatt

 

Canterbury Scene

3.79 | 83 ratings

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UMUR
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3 stars Shleep is the sixth full-length studio album by UK progressive rock artist Robert Wyatt. After two albums ( Old Rottenhat (1985) and Dondestan (1991)) where Robert Wyatt basically sang and played all instruments, he decided to include a lot of guests on Shleep giving the music on this album a very different sound compared to its two predecessors.

The "band" feel with lots of brass and the bit surprising addition of guitar means that the melancholic feel that was dominant on previous albums is a bit less melancholic in nature on Shleep ( there´s even a touch of latin influences in the music at times). The album is pretty good but I much prefer his more introvert and melancholic albums. There are great songs on the album though like September the Ninth. Robert Wyatt´s distinct and fragile vocal style is as unique as always and the great humour that all his albums have in varied doces is more than present on Shleep.

The producion and musicianship is excellent. Nothing to complain about there.

Shleep didn´t do as much for me as some of Robert Wyatt´s earlier releases but it´s still a good and innovative progressive rock album ( with a touch of jazz). 3.5 stars are deserved.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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