Listening to this album it is impossible not to hold it up as a contender for the “most relaxing album of the year award”. Which by the way I present during a lavish and over the top ceremony to the sound of numerous groupies chanting my name; OK so that will never happen but it could with this album as the sounds created on this round shiny thing whirling around has the power to transport your imagination places it has never been before.
The leading bass lines and hypnotic vocals of both Brain Amos and Joy Malcolm are nothing short of awe inspiring, a perfect compliment to near perfect soothing sounds. Enough about what the album did to my mind; you want to know what it actually sounds like but it’s extremely hard to say to be honest. So I’ll paraphrase a line from the press release and hope nobody notices… “Loose and upbeat tapestry of sound that showcases Waldeck’s love of elegant melodies”.
The Night Garden is the long lost love child of Massive Attack and Portishead and my god I’m glad somebody found it, I cannot stress enough just how relaxing this collection of songs is, forget the Ministry Of Sound ‘chillout anthems’ and the like, because with the Night Garden available to buy you wouldn’t be doing yourself justice by buying anything else.
Calm electronica that will whisk you to new places done to near perfection, the only thing left to wish for is a follow up.
8Mark Marsh's Score