Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Craig Armstrong - The Space Between Us

Year of release: 1998
Genre: Classical/Ambient/Trip Hop
Country: U.K.

01. Weather Storm
02. This Love (Cruel Intentions)
03. Sly II
04. After The Storm
05. Laura's Theme
06. My Father
07. Balcony Scene (Romeo + Juliet)
08. Rise
09. Glasgow
10. Let's Go Out Tonight
11. Childhood
12. Hymn

In a few words:

Perhaps you know him from his collaboration with Massive Attack. In his solo career Armstrong is strongly affected by classical music. So, in his debut album the songs are mainly strings-based. Strange beats and pianos are also existing. The overall atmosphere is quite trippy and melancholic. When he decides to use voices in the songs the results are outstanding. Take as an example the track "This Love". Undoubtedly it is one of the most beautiful love-songs I have ever heard. To sum up, "The Space..." is a very good album and an appropriate listen during these summer rains...

Personal highlights:
"Weather Storm", "This Love" and "Let's Go Out Tonight"


kollaps said...

thank you for sharing this. great blog!

Strange Taste In Music said...

Thank you very much my friend! ;-)