Villagers The Art Of Pretending To Swim

The Art Of Pretending To Swim

Villagers

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Released on September 21, 2018 by Domino Recording Co

Main artist: Villagers

Genre: Pop/Rock > Rock > Alternative & Indie

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Album : 1 disk - 9 tracks Total length : 00:41:21

  1. 1 Again

    Villagers, MainArtist - Conor J. O'Brien, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Mixer - Domino Publishing Company Ltd, MusicPublisher Copyright : Domino Recording Co Ltd Domino Recording Co Ltd

  2. 2 A Trick of the Light

    Villagers, MainArtist - Conor J. O'Brien, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Mixer - Domino Publishing Company Ltd, MusicPublisher Copyright : Domino Recording Co Ltd Domino Recording Co Ltd

  3. 3 Sweet Saviour

    Villagers, MainArtist - Conor J. O'Brien, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Mixer - Domino Publishing Company Ltd, MusicPublisher Copyright : Domino Recording Co Ltd Domino Recording Co Ltd

  4. 4 Long Time Waiting

    Villagers, MainArtist - Conor J. O'Brien, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Mixer - Domino Publishing Company Ltd, MusicPublisher Copyright : Domino Recording Co Ltd Domino Recording Co Ltd

  5. 5 Fool

    Villagers, MainArtist - Conor J. O'Brien, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Mixer - Domino Publishing Company Ltd, MusicPublisher Copyright : Domino Recording Co Ltd Domino Recording Co Ltd

  6. 6 Love Came With All That It Brings

    Villagers, MainArtist - Conor J. O'Brien, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Mixer - Domino Publishing Company Ltd, MusicPublisher Copyright : Domino Recording Co Ltd Domino Recording Co Ltd

  7. 7 Real Go-Getter

    Villagers, MainArtist - Conor J. O'Brien, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Mixer - Domino Publishing Company Ltd, MusicPublisher Copyright : Domino Recording Co Ltd Domino Recording Co Ltd

  8. 8 Hold Me Down

    Villagers, MainArtist - Conor J. O'Brien, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Mixer - Domino Publishing Company Ltd, MusicPublisher Copyright : Domino Recording Co Ltd Domino Recording Co Ltd

  9. 9 Ada

    Villagers, MainArtist - Conor J. O'Brien, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Mixer - Domino Publishing Company Ltd, MusicPublisher Copyright : Domino Recording Co Ltd Domino Recording Co Ltd

About

Like wine, music improves with age. And Conor O’Brien’s matures well. From the Malahide coast, where the Irishman composed his first three albums on his farm, to the hubbub of Dublin, the villager has changed his scene. Much like his album. After Becoming a Jackal, Awayland and Darling Arythmetic, three soft pop-folk albums, the songwriter with ice-cube eyes has released The Art Of Pretenting To Swim. O’Brien has read the Pro Tools manual for a shorter album length (44 minutes) and much more elaborate detail. We find simple poems (A Trick Of The Light) where the Irishman sings “We are the dawn, we carry the sun”, while he tells of the conflict between blinding faith and mathematical reason on Ada. With his string arrangements (Ada) which are more reminiscent of The Clientele than Damien Rice, beautiful electro (Real Go-Getter), soul (Long Time Waiting), brass (Love Came With All That It Brings), soft synths (Sweet Saviour) and a warming voice, the opus is addictive and unpretentious. © Charlotte Saintoin/Qobuz

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In 1997 Domino released Pavement's landmark commercial breakthrough Brighten The Corners which was followed a year later by Elliot Smith's Either/Or  and in 1999 the debut album by Will Oldham as Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See Darkness: a series of albums that confirmed the label's reputation as the preeminent European home of American music. Bell's desire to work with British bands as innovative and singular as his American artists reached fruition in the late nineties with the signings of Four Tet, Clinic, James Yorkston and The Kills.    All were acts with a distinct identity that established Domino as a label interested in creativity rather than in any particular ...

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