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Villagers

The Art Of Pretending To Swim

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CD

Released: 21st Sep 2018

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LP + download

Released: 21st Sep 2018

£21.99


indies-only deluxe LP + red bonus 10” + download

Released: 21st Sep 2018

£23.99


on o’brien’s fourth studio album, he excels at creating feverish moods while writing effortlessly accessible tunes, making it the perfect entrypoint for newcomers and raising the bar for what old fans should expect of him.

This record reconnects with the multi-faceted approach of ‘Becoming A Jackal’ and ‘Awayland’, while adding a new-found soulfulness, rhythmic nous and dazzling panoply of sonic detail, both analogue and digital. Balanced with subtle aspects and lyrical themes that embrace existential fears and hopes in this desperate, technologically-centred dystopian age, this is his most brilliantly realised album to date. “conor o’brien dials down the intensity. The listener reaps the rewards” 4/5 – mojo. ***the deluxe lp exclusively includes a Red vinyl 10” of a 12-minute version of ‘Ada’ and B-side ‘This Is The Art Of Pretending To Swim’***

The Art Of Pretending To Swim

Tracklist

  1. Again
  2. A Trick Of The Light
  3. Sweet Saviour
  4. Long Time Waiting
  5. Fool
  6. Love Came With All That It Brings
  7. Real Go-Getter
  8. Hold Me Down
  9. Ada

    The indies-only deluxe Version includes Red vinyl 10” of a 12-minute version of ‘Ada’ and B-side ‘This Is The Art Of Pretending To Swim’ .