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Man of Aran

British Sea Power

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Customer Reviews

Genius!

There are no (sorry, i should say few) lyrics due to it being a film soundtrack for the 1934 film 'Man of Aran' (included with the physical CD release). BSP have done an astounding job and it works just as well without the film, cleverly reworking some of there previous tracks. Not the follow up to Do You Like Rock Music? but a side project that will keep me quite happy until the next album.

I see no ships

I've been a bit reluctant to buy this album because the 30-second tasters didn't really sound that inviting. The music on this album is far away from their usual stuff but that's no bad thing. It shows British Sea Power to be more versatile than I had previously thought.
Much of the stuff is new to me, but there are instrumental versions of True Adventures (It Comes back Again), North Hanging Rock (Boy Vertiginous) and a slightly softer The Great Skua (No Man is an Archipelago). It's all actually quite wonderful. It ebbs and flows like the tide, sometimes the waves are crashing against each other far out to sea and at others they gently lapp the shore. Captain Ahab would love it and so do I.

Great! As a first time BSP listener...

This album is gentle yet evocative. Auditory self-gratification.

Biography

Formed: 2000 in Natland, Cumbria, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

A sextet from Natland, Cumbria, England, British Sea Power are a rather conceptual indie band — compared more than once to Joy Division and the Cure — whose music incorporates elements of art rock and post-rock experimentalism. The group was formed in 2000 by brothers Yan Scott Wilkinson (vocals and guitar) and Neil Hamilton Wilkinson (vocals, guitar, and bass), who teamed up with a longtime friend, drummer Matthew Wood. When Yan enrolled at the University of Reading, he met like-minded...
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