- Audio CD (April 30, 2013)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Glassnote
- ASIN: B00BMTX5XM
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,118 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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2013 debut album from the Indie trio. Recorded over a period of months at home and in various spaces around London, it was produced by guitarist Igor Haefeli with additional production from Rodhaidh McDonald (The xx, Adele) and Jolyon Vaughan Thomas, and mixed by Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros, M83) at High Bank Studios. Daughter are a London-based trio consisting of Elena Tonra (vocals, guitar), Igor and Remi Aguilella (percussion). The band started life in 2010 as an outlet for Elena's musings. After recording a demos EP, Elena joined forces with Igor, then fellow classmates studying music at college. A four-track EP, His Young Heart, was self released in April 2011, and with Remi completing the line up soon after, The Wild Youth EP was released in late 2011. On the strength of these releases alone they have gained a loyal fanbase which continues to grow as public and media alike discover their charms.
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The only deficiency is that, somewhat normal for a relatively young and relatively recently formed band, the overall sound (and the musicians' playing styles and just their general affect) is similar enough from track to track that one might not need a full album of this material. Yet I do like each song individually. At least three, if not four, tracks are permanent additions to my portable player and long-term favorites list.
I have recommended this album (with well received results) to friends for its depth of feeling and overall emotional impact. It tells a story of a period in a young (though adult) person's life in a way that is quite enrapturing. Bravo to Elena Tonra and her bandmates for having the audacity to go directly to this material rather than slowly working their way up to it over a much longer time as some bands might.
Some standouts are:
Youth - Starts out soft and builds nicely with some of my favorite lyrics: "If you're still breathing, you're the lucky ones. 'Cause most of us are heaving through corrupted lungs"
Smother - A quiet song with delicate guitar and ethereal backing vocals
Human - This one has bolder vocals with a driving guitar and solid beat.
If you like this album check out their earlier EPs. They are amazing too!
This is definitely worth giving a try.