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Two Worlds Away (A Miner's Narrative)

Two Worlds Away (A Miner's Narrative)

  • Door Jeff Touzeau
  • Release 27-7-2010
  • Muziekgenre Rock
  • Media-indeling CD
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Jeff Touzeau's new album, Two Worlds Away, is a striking first-person narrative of an early 20th century coal miner, told in vivid imagery and song. The plight that coal miners faced on a routine basis--including Touzeau's own relatives--are all too apparent throughout each of the songs. The subject matter--which is harrowing and especially relevant today in light of recent mining disasters--is both timeless and emotionally engaging. 'Can I ask you for some time? Listen and close your eyes...' The opening lines of Two Worlds Away seems like an innocent enough invitation, sung in his smooth tenor against an acoustic guitar strumming in 3/4 time--perhaps not unlike something Lennon would sing during his Plastic Ono Band days. However, it's not long before Two Worlds Away demands a slightly larger piece of your attention, then another piece, and then another--until it has consumed your entire conscience; and most deservedly so. Touzeau's Two Worlds Away delivers on each of the three foundational elements for a remarkable album: great songs, great sonics and a great story. The songwriting and execution is exquisite--with both depth and pop sensibilities that are sharp as a tack--harkening to none other than Syd Barrett, another 'miner of truth and delusion,' in his prime. Lyrically, it is reminiscent of Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time leaving the listener lost between the present and the past. Touzeau had been working on Two Worlds Away for nearly two years before his well-developed demos caught the attention of acclaimed British producer Ian Catt (Trembling Blue Stars, Saint Etienne, Heavenly, The Field Mice). Catt's production invoked an early '70s feel to the record, and brought about a sonic palette not unlike that of an early Moody Blues or King Crimson album might have had--complete with layers of tasteful synths and mellotron. Two Worlds Away has 15 tracks--each thoughtfully constructed and cleverly executed. Touzeau, who is also a published author with four books to his name, uses his songs to carry the emotional weight of the subject matter: dark tales about life in the mines, and the challenges that faced miners and their families--both then and now. The quality of songs and production--and the wide emotional range of the subject matter--makes the album only get better after repeated listens. The closing track, 'Happy Valley,' is a flash forward to the present, where stories about coal mining disasters seem to come and go in an unbreakable cycle of newspaper headlines. Touzeau seems to question not whether we notice this cycle, but whether we feel it.

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Kunstenaar: Jeff Touzeau
Titel: Two Worlds Away (A Miner's Narrative)
Genre: Rock
Releasedatum: 27-7-2010
Label: CD Baby
Media-indeling: CD
UPC: 884501278317
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