That rider seems so small, and the world around him so big. That moment, that imagery, that complete sense of inner peace surrounds and permeates ‘Tamer Animals‘, creating something that, perhaps for the first time in a long time, presents the next step up from Ennio Morricone.
The hallmarks of the Italian master are there. The inspirationally simple melodies; the big, longing sweeps of sound; they all fit and they all function, where Other Lives take up the slack is in a complete and daring reinvention of it all. Songs like ‘Desert‘ and ‘For 12‘ speak of journeys into the unknown and the strange passing of time, all before Jesse Tabish even opens his mouth to sing.
Planned gigs by the likes of Gogol Bordello and The Roots, as well as the Dave Matthews Band Caravan Festival, which were all due to take place in and around New York this weekend, have been cancelled amid the growing threat presented by Hurricane Irene.
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has declared a state of emergency and advised some residents to leave their homes as the storm approaches New York having already affected the Bahamas yesterday (August 25th).
Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has said the band have no plans to return to the studio before 2013 after releasing fourth studio effort ‘Suck It and See‘ earlier this year.
Quoted in the The Sun newspaper, Turner described the Sheffield band as wanting to keep their ‘heads down’ for the foreseeable future, and also discussed the change in his songwriting inspiration since the grounded, weekend tales which punctuated their debut album.
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