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The Haunted Man [CD]

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Bat For Lashes is the work of British singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Natasha Khan. Born in 1979, yet combining influences that span decades, Natasha’s work dwells in the elemental, emerging in timeless forms.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 22, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B00EMKVEXG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,303 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Bat For Lashes aka Natasha Khan s highly anticipated
third album, The Haunted Man. The first track from the new album
Laura was named BEST NEW TRACK by Pitchfork.
com will be followed by All Your Gold.
Natasha Khan, Bat for Lashes first captured hearts
back in 2006 with a set of distinctively haunting and
rich, darkly phantasmagoric songs ripe with magic
realism. Her sensual and gilt-decorated dream world
was opened up in two Mercury Music Prize nominated
albums, the atavistic, reverb-drenched Fur and Gold
(2006) and 2009 s more electronically poppy Two
Suns. The latter featured the irresistible Daniel
which won Ms Khan an Ivor Novello award for Best
Contemporary Song and was recorded in London
and across America.
Bat For Lashes toured with Coldplay in 2010,
collaborated with Beck to write a song for the Twilight
film, Eclipse, headlined two sold out shows at the Sydney
Opera House in June 2011 and covered Depeche
Mode s Strangelove for Gucci s Guilty campaign.

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I must admit that this album, Bat For Lashes' third, took me by complete and utter surprise. While I'm normally drawn to more guitar-driven music, I am somewhat familiar with her past work, having enjoyed the occasional song featured on music blogs and such. But nothing could have prepared me for the lush soundscapes, exquisite vocals, and evocative, moving lyrics spread throughout 'The Haunted Man.' If you were to combine all of the best attributes from PJ Harvey, The Cocteau Twins, Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Portishead, Kate Bush, and Cat Power, you might get a general idea of the musical artistry to be discovered on this album. It may seem somewhat sexist to do so, but it's hard not to compare Bat For Lashes' work here to those other groundbreaking, (mostly) female artists because, although Natasha Khan definitely carves her own path, she continues the tradition of uniquely talented women pushing the envelope, musically and lyrically, to create her own brand of genuine, introspective, blissful-yet-dramatic art-pop, much like the aforementioned artists.

A perfect example is "Lilies," which opens the album on an atmospheric, serene note, with angelic vocals over a swirling arrangement of synthesizers, strings, horns, and pounding bass that totally envelops the listener. When, at the end, she belts, "Thank God I'm alive," it's nearly overwhelming. And that's just the opener. The exhilarating, freeing sound of "All Your Gold" is actually quite heartbreaking lyrically--concerning a woman's "good man," who she can't commit to wholeheartedly due to her strong, lingering feelings for a past love--which creates some conflicting emotions within the listener, resulting in a unique and powerful listen.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Warm and Intimate October 22, 2012
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Two weeks of listening to it, and I am completely in love with this album. While not as immediately captivating as Two Suns was, it takes a few listens to reveals it's beauty, but believe me when I say it'll get under your skin and it'll stay with you. Don't judge it on just one listen! It's more intimate then the last two records (which I cannot recommend enough, if you like The Haunted Man), but it also feels more mainstream to me, more accessible? Without losing that Bat For Lashes charm. Easily one of the best albums of 2012. Favorite tracks are Lilies, Marilyn, The Haunted Man and Laura.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New Album, New Natasha October 23, 2012
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I came across Bat For Lashes mostly in part to a tiny 3 x 3 ad in the back of an issue of the now defunct Paste Magazine. The ad was simple and small, but extremely noticeable amongst the sea of other artists on the pages past the reviews. It featured a picture of a beautiful woman adorned in gold peacock feathers, sitting in the corner of a boxing ring. There was something so bizarre and surreal about the image that unlocked something deep within me and made me search the web for her immediately. "Fur And Gold" was unlike anything I'd ever heard in my whole life and I fell in love almost immediately with Natasha's haunting voice. The songs painted images of animals in the wild and people dancing in a dark forest around campfire, dressed in feathers and furs. Two years later "Two Suns" came out. It retained the mystique that "Fur and Gold" had, but Natasha perfected her songwriting and kept the same space tribal sound. I couldn't stop listening to it and each track has gained over a hundred plays since it's release. Three more years have passed, and now we have Natasha's next endeavor, "The Haunted Man"

"The Haunted Man" features a much more matured, even a bit peppier version of the music we've heard on Natasha's last two albums. While it has lost much of the ethereal feeling that emanated from the heart of "Two Suns", it's still a fantastic set of music from Miss Khan. It's easy to hear how much she has grown as a musician over the nine years since "Fur and Gold". In a sense you can feel how she has changed over her years of touring and collaborations.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Strange October 22, 2012
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The Haunted Man is a strange, in a good way, album. It is just the right amount of off the wall sounds, beautiful singing, and unusual music.

I saw Bat For Lashes at Lollapalooza 2009. They struck me as a really strange group that I would probably like a lot. The rawness of the music was what attracted me. I listened to preview of their other albums and just didn't hear that same strangeness. Along came Haunted Man in 2012, and here it is, that same feeling from their live concert.

Bat For Lashes is difficult to describe. Electronica, no not really, but there is a bunch of that going on here and there. Bjork-like, well sort of in a way. Natasha Khan has a similar tone in her voice. Maybe I'm thinking of Bjork's Sugar Cube days. A little bit Belly, but not nearly the hard rock edge, but sort of. This is just strange cool music.

Normally I like to review each track, but in this case the album is just a wonderful strange journey from track one to eleven. Rare to put together a CD where the album is a whole and not just random songs thrown together. There is only one song that annoys me a little tiny bit, the one with the baby noises and the odd Alvin and Chipmunks sped up sound. Otherwise this is a genuinely excellent album from start to finish.

The cover art sets the tone for the album, different, a bit out there, a bit risqué, but yet completely covered all the same. I love the packaging for this CD. Everything is made of paper, the jacket is heavy card stock, and there is a nicely printed matte paper lyrics booklet - including some lovely line drawings.

A different album that I really like. Natasha Khan has a beautiful voice that mixes perfectly with the music.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Growing up...why does it have to mean you lose it?
i love Natasha....and i hate to say it but i sat and listened to THM through 3 different times while doing light work. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Mark C.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
interesting melodic & haunting love it
Published 25 days ago by Paul G. Hagan
4.0 out of 5 stars Can't Live Without
Saw them open for Depeche Mode and tho not initially wowed, a couple songs stayed with me. Very melodic -- some are slow and others have nice pep. Read more
Published 2 months ago by KRD
1.0 out of 5 stars just not great and hardly good
We already had Tori Amos and Kate Bush. Natasha was unique, and wondrous in her own way. Not here. Over a year later and the 5th listen and I still hate it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Another outstanding album!
I can't say enough about Natasha Khan, aka Bat for Lashes. This is her third album, and her talent has not diminished in the slightest. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Knightmare94
5.0 out of 5 stars The Huanted Man
I believe The Haunted Man by Natasha Khan in Bat for Lashes was a wonderful album.
It was a very poetic musical composition that I believe many would enjoy especially upon the... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Billy Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Album
I was initially drawn in to BFL (aka Natasha Khan) with "All Your Gold" but found the other tracks to be just as good. Read more
Published 10 months ago by R.C.
4.0 out of 5 stars Khan is Maturing
What I really like is that Khan changes significantly with this album without being drastic or reinventing the wheel for its own sake. Read more
Published 12 months ago by T.
4.0 out of 5 stars Haunting Songs
Saw this group at a Depeche Mode concert recently and really loved them. Their songs are meant to be played large and loud, as they make really good use of percussion. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Paula Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Ethereal Masterpiece
This mesmerizing album kind fo came and went last fall without much attention (Cat Power put out a similar release around the same time, which might have pushed this out of the... Read more
Published 16 months ago by J. Wardein
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