02 June 2009

Trembling Blue Stars - Her Handwriting (1996)

From allmusic (4/5):

"Informed by the breakup -- both professional and personal -- of Bob Wratten and Annemari Davies, the gossamer Her Handwriting is heartbreakingly delicate and forlorn; few artists bare their souls quite so beautifully as Wratten, and the 14 tracks which make up Trembling Blue Stars' debut rank among his most sublime to date, shards of melancholia made smooth with dreamy guitars and a hint of ambient atmosphere. Crafted in collaboration with ex-St. Etienne arranger Ian Catt, the album possesses a stately elegance which allows Wratten to dangle on the brink of romantic despair but never allows him or his songs to lose their dignity -- "Abba on the Jukebox" easily captures the evocative grandeur of its title, while other highlights like "For This One" shimmer with breathtaking loveliness."

I have a lot of their albums, so if anyone's interested in hearing more, leave a comment.
Anyway, get it here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

fantastic stuff........ perfect for hot days..... you gotta love the field mice too.

thanks fer sharing.