Autistic Daughters – Uneasy Flowers (2008)

Contemporary Song Cycles #4

It’s 2 AM and the neighbours’ kid is screaming his lungs out. Here, I want you to listen to this. In some way, it is an album about someone called Rehana, but there’s no information on who or what this means. What we’re left with is a brilliant trio – New Zealand’s Dean Roberts on guitar and vocals, and Austrians Werner Dafeldecker and Martin Brandlmayr on double bass and drums/loops respectively – putting together 7 really challenging and utterly rewarding tracks of unrivaled beauty and complexity. Chris Abrahams from The Necks adds his usual brilliance on the piano for several tracks. These songs are slow burners and understated growers. It might take a couple of listens for you to realize that something really special is hidden in here. I hope you give it that chance.

Please click here to sample this album.

(yes, i’ve taken to posting again. If you leave comments, that will make us want to post even more, fickle though it may seem.)


6 responses to “Autistic Daughters – Uneasy Flowers (2008)

  1. [Comment to make you want to post moar]

  2. Very dark. Haven’t made it the whole way through yet, but I love your Contemporary Song Cycles posts. Jordaan Mason and the Horse Museum’s album has destroyed me in the best way possible.

  3. I kind of thought this was “only OK.”

  4. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Truly beautiful.

  5. Thanks for turning me on to this one. It’s a masterwork.

    Dig your site!

  6. glad to have you back. i’ll second the thanks for jordaan mason. post more and more stuff, please!

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