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RANDY NEWMAN

Dark Matter

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cd

Released: 4th Aug 2017

£11.99


lp + download

Released: 18th Aug 2017

£21.99


he perfectly captures American culture on this one – the music is big, brash, bombastic and full-bodied,  the lyrics are incisive and witty – it’s a vital record that sees him at his absolute best.

known for writing from the perspective of various narrators, many of whom are unreliable, tried something new on 'Dark Matter': “If there is anything consistent about the songs, there is often more than one voice, in the big ones, and it’s different for me, a difficult thing to bring off, to make it comprehensible,” he says. Newman continues. “I think it’s entertaining – I hope it’s entertaining – and that’s eighty percent of what I try to do. Also, I’m doing something different than I’ve ever done before.” “uniting sardonic gospel songs with complex orchestral scores” 8/10 – uncut.

 

Dark Matter

Tracklist

  1. The Great Debate
  2. Brothers
  3. Putin
  4. Lost Without You
  5. Sonny Boy
  6. It’s a Jungle out There (V2)
  7. She Chose Me
  8. On the Beach
  9. Wandering Boy