Walk the River
2011 release, the third album from this eclectic British Pop outfit led by Fyfe Dangerfield. Guillemots recorded Walk The River with producer David Kosten (Bat for Lashes, Everything Everything) at Bryn Derwen Studios, a converted country manor in the mountains of North Wales. The sessions gave birth to a startling marriage of melody and atmosphere where layers of harmony and other-worldly instrumentation give way to fragile songs of hope and loss. Walk The River is filled with drama and contrasts - creating its own universe which seems both familiar and unexpected. Echoes of Roy Orbison in a multitracked choir (`Tigers') and psychedelic hints of the Righteous Brothers (`Sometimes I Remember Wrong'), line up alongside the spiky energized pop of `Ice Room' and the freewheeling chaos of `The Basket', the first single to be taken from the album. Universal.