album review: midlake
  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2010

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Midlake mixes 1960's business with pleasure on The Courage Of Others, sounding like a record unstuck in time and universally appealing. Channeling acid rock, Jethro Tull, and their contemporaries, as well as weaving their well-veiled Radiohead influences boils into something thick and intriguing. This is a band that sounds like it has its own mythology, mellowed and very Fleetwood Mac-ish in their harmonic constructions, with rock flute, and full of fog. The guitar parts sound like intricate little steam-punk machinery. If you could bottle an aesthetic like renaissance paintings and listen to it, then you'd get something like Midlake. It kind of makes me want to run around in the woods for a while without a cellphone. As you can see, the details are all over the place.
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