The Haunted Man
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third album, The Haunted Man. The first track from the new album
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
"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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love Natasha Khan's lyrical voice; it is haunting and takes you into another realm. Her music is wonderful when you want to sit down and write. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mel
The comparisons to Kate Bush are justified but maybe it's more Kate Bush + Chilly Gonzalez? There's a quirky storytelling, and electronic element, a rock element. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sarvi Sheybany
Really like this artist I never skip over one of her songs she knows how to make you want to listenPublished 18 months ago by AJDH
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 morePublished 21 months ago by Mark C.