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The Twilight Sad's IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME is in Hi-Res 24-Bit on Qobuz!

By Charlotte Saintoin | Video of the Day | January 28, 2019
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Less secretive since they opened for The Cure, The Twilight Sad adopt the same strategy on record. Moving from FatCat to Mogwaï’s label Rock Action, the Scots allow themselves some synth-pop openings, like on Let's Get Lost or Videograms. They show their difference whilst maintaining their usual post-punk coldness. Whether it's the howling metallic guitar, the well-supported rhythm section, their ice-cold (The Arbor) or delicate (SundayDay13) keyboards, James Graham's band builds sound constructions that are full, hollow, bright or shaded. Salutary contradictions that bring relief and substance to the work transform the traditional austere post-punk sound into grandiloquent melodic progressions. The more discreet bass finds the right balance (Girl Chewing Gum) while James Graham's stamp takes us back to the young Morrissey – just with more rolling of ‘r’s. All of this pushed Robert Smith to say, "If the world was a better place they would be playing for more people, and I think they can.”



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