Mirel Wagner, When The Cellar Children See The Light of Day (2014)
A couple of times a year – it’s maybe a little more than that, but not many more – I like to buy a brand new record based on something I’ve reviewed. A little time capsule-type gesture from me to me – as way of reminder, because so many great albums come and go when you’re reviewing but there’s only ever a few – a small handful – that feel really special. This is one. So I grabbed the LP last weekend and straight home to play it. The wife approved – a huge bonus because I had told her that it was, ostensibly, for her. There’s truth in that, I kinda figured she’d dig it and might sit down with it if I presented the LP; a gift. The ink is still drying on my review – well that’s not at all true I wrote it just over a month ago, in online terms that’s years and years. People have unfriended and then refriended the same people they’ll never actually meet in real life in that time. And probably two or three times over as they change their opinions on when and how someone else is allowed an opinion that might differ. Anyway, here’s what I said about Mirel Wagner’s album, When The Cellar Children See The Light of Day I think Mirel Wagner has released the sort of album that won’t make it into many of the best of the year lists. But it’ll be in mine. A really special album this. I really like it. Now if you want to give it a whirl I have a free download with the album (and I already have the Mp3 and CD versions). So here’s what you do: you need to be the first person reading this to click here and then enter this here code – zma46n4v8e45 – if you’re that person leave a comment below saying what you think of the album when you’ve had a hoon.
Sample Track: The Dirt
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