Vinyl Record & CD
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The new album from Radiohead's Philip Selway
180-gram vinyl includes CD
Printed inner sleeve with lyrics
Radiohead drummer worked with Adem Ilhan and Quinta on his second full-length solo release
Best known for being Radiohead's drummer, Philip Selway is quietly carving out a respectable solo career. His debut album, Familial, was generally a minimalist affair, recalling some of Nick Drake's works. Ironically, there was little in way of drumming on Radiohead's drummer's first album. Weatherhouse is a departure from that, in that it has more hooks and rich arrangements to it.
Written in collaboration with Adem Ilhan and Quinta, previously members of Selway's backing band, the influence of other musicians on this record is evident throughout, writes DIY. Weatherhouse gives off a strong sense of chemistry, with Selway's musicianship pushed to its creative potential by those around him to create a sound which combines the hauntingly atmospheric with the poignantly delicate.
"The hypnotic electronics that underpin 'Coming Up For Air' are an instant and effective indicator of Selway's shifted perspective. With a vocal heavily drenched in reverb, it proves an apt title for an album opener that evokes a feeling of complete submergence. While the understated vocals are befitting of tracks such as this and 'Miles Away,' the Radiohead man manages to strike an impressive balance vocally, displaying an ever-growing confidence in his singing ability that sees his voice takes an assured lead where appropriate, most notably on ‘Ghosts.' All of this is not to say that the acoustic-based foundations of Familial have been completely abandoned on this follow up, but there's an added dimension at play here.
"While work on Radiohead's ninth album may soon become priority, the assurance with which this album has been constructed shows that this is no trivial side project. Selway has spoken of this work as an opportunity to revisit areas only touched upon while in the band, and the execution of this on Weatherhouse has certified his status as an artist in his own right." — DIY, October 2014
|1. Coming Up For Air|
|2. Around Again|
|3. Let It Go|
|4. Miles Away|
|6. It Will End In Tears|
|7. Don’t Go Now|
|8. Drawn To The Light|
|9. Waiting For A Sign|
|10. Turning It Inside Out|