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5 stars Script for a Jester's Tear

"So here I am once more" abducted into the british poetry floating within the intricate melodies of one of those odd relics debut album; something not seen since Genesis' Gabriel's era. Yet not an easy listening, Script for a Jester's Tear brings a dark tour into the messed up mind of this character. The title track explores the crush brokenhearted soul since that whisper softly claiming for explanations until it explodes in yells blaming the taunted emotions and begging for love at the end of a poignant melody. He Knows You Know explores a sense of false relief trough drugs addiction and mental deliriums running to a desperate phone call that chains to The Web bringing clarity for the tormentors feelings inside his guts until a joyful point when his will claims for thus "decisions had been made". Garden Party arrives as a consequence of those choices and playfully swirls with musical cadence into a roundabout as circus or a fair tune that plays up and down among cherish bells and happy keyboards of gory lusty satisfaction. Chelsea Monday broke the line and tells a moody glum tale of a naive girl dreams, condensed trough an eighties guitar style almost as The Cure. But then the force returns on the radio tuning to a shadowy fantastic fanfare running across forests of guitar riffs, keyboard harmonies a la Genesis and narrative passages on which Fish plays with his vocal range singing-speaking as two actors on dramatic duel. Then the riff guitar roves over the stage with the subtle company of drums and bass until the drums opens the curtain to a new corridor sobered by the bass' only note stabbing the silence as a sting with a double vocal-actor declaiming fatal verses of death with the riffs crying till the end for those Forgotten Sons. The joy in its more commercial scottish mood comes with Market Square Heroes kind of self indulgence. Three Boats Down from the Candy explores the theatrical qualities of the band, pretty dim still in a hurry. But then, an epic almost medieval guitar tune demands ears and minds to be attending as its told the emotional layers of the fantastic creature Grendel, asking for comprehension for thus son of darkness singing his monologue from stage to stage into glum atmosphere, nearly a mirrored bizarre twin for Supper's Ready with an eighties bass style and a grandiloquent organ bridge concluding with that energetic passage full of percussion and guitar riffs as well as brilliant keyboard and vocal textures. Charting the Single is a soft charming and warm farewell stuck in their time. Voracious of sounds and words this record is just sublime.

AdaCalegorn | 5/5 |


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