Various: Secret Love 4 (Sonar Kollektiv/Rhythmethod)

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Various: Secret Love 4 (Sonar Kollektiv/Rhythmethod)

I'm guessing by the title that this is part of a series, the three previous volumes of which have gone right past me -- as I imagine they have with most people.

Only a pre-release copy of this, a lazy Sunday and it being close to hand got me to it -- and I'm very glad of that.

With the likes of Andrew Bird and Findlay Brown represented (see tags) alongside the hoarse-but-easy Lawries, the exceptional Midlake (backward guitars!) and Breaks Co Op, this is a neo-folk album with touches of ambient folkadelic styles, the spirit of Ram-era Paul McCartney haunting some spaces, and with Paul Weller (see tag) taking it all home at the end.

Coupla tracks don't quite rise to the occasion, but 14 out of 16 ain't bad by any count.

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