Thursday, March 04, 2010

Cold Riviere


FOR an album titled Follow Your Heart, Mat Riviere's new album can leave the listener cold at times.
That's not to say it doesn't have it's moments of warmth towards the end - such as the delicate Out Of Three and Lamplight - but for the best part the musically-autistic stop start backing tracks can be a little stoney, despite it being well constructed.
And when Riviere's deep, detached vocals - a spoken word impression of an Ian Curtis, Vic Reeves hybrid - are placed on top, it's all a little difficult.
If Follow Your Heart is a mantra of Riviere's, I imagine he likes spending a lot of time alone making his music.

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