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Dream of Sleeping May All My Delusions Come TrueTerminal Cell
Article written by
Matt H - Feb 21, 2010
Dream of Sleeping - In Church Hall due to snow
Melton Mowbray’s Neil Cartmell is able to craft a very decent downbeat song. Most successful are his simplest songs - such as the opener Scars with its Simon and Garfunkel guitar. And the gentle strings and shake in the voice of Wait in Line in particular help it chunter along to a good US indie-folk effect.
It can get a bit over earnest though. There are some lovely gentle tunes that recall spare folksters like Things in Herds - but sometimes lacking just that trace of pop, of joy which they lace into their tunes. And every so often the emotion gets dialled up and the tunes start to soar atmospherically and it gets a bit too Snow Patrol (albeit an acoustic one) for comfort.
But reviewing can make you churlish. There’s a talent at work here, not least the one that binds up the slipshod beats and stuttering interjections on Why How When. It’s worth keeping half an ear on.