Thursday, 28 May 2015

The Most Important Place In The World

Those brilliant nighttime albums that very few people will hear. Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat’s The Most Important Place In The World is one of those.

A great Scottish record that is as tough as a Glaswegian midnight. Finding romance in dirty lampposts and smudgy brick walls. I loved their first album from 2011, Everything’s Getting Older, and this is done in pretty much the same mould. In a way, exactly what you would expect from a greatly talented and underappreciated Scottish pianist and composer and a man behind Arab Strap.

At one point it’s a dark, grimly narrated piece like “Lock Up Your Lambs” and at another you get the gorgeous, nocturnal “Far From You” that might just be the most special song in your life in case you happen to hear it in the right (and not especially glorious) circumstances. 

Best of all is “Street Pastor Colloquy, 3AM” that is joyfully anthemic and just a touch miserable. I love their style.