Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Peter Bruntnell - Nos Da Comrade 2016 mp3

If we lived in a just world, Peter Bruntnell would by now be in the middle of his third or fourth global arena tour, his biggest worry working out how to courier his latest armful of Grammy awards back to the UK so his butler could have them installed in the west wing of mansion by the time he got home. Instead, the Kingston upon Thames-based, Devon-raised, New Zealand-born singer-songwriter spent February playing a tour of venues that included the front room of a terraced house. His new album, Nos Da Comrade, features lead single Mr Sunshine, a rollicking deconstruction of a certain US presidential candidate and a golf course that destroyed a Scottish fishing community. The ninth album of an uncommonly excellent recording career, it will be released – alas, all too fittingly – on April Fools’ Day. The fools, of course, are the vast majority of the world’s listening public, who have stubbornly refused to pay much attention to Bruntnell since the release of his debut LP more than 20 years ago. Ringing endorsements from the likes of REM’s Peter Buck and Son Volt’s Jay Farrar have been matched by rave reviews (Guardian Music contributor Keith Cameron, reviewing Bruntnell’s third LP in NME, memorably wrote that “his songs should be taught in schools”). And the music really is exceptional – a canon of classically constructed, melodically rich, lyrically ingenious and emotionally, intellectually affecting songs that bears comparison with the all-time greats. Yet there appears to be almost nobody listening.

This guy makes really good records and his latest is a fine pop album with only one lack of strength (imho): The production is a little bit too clean. Maybe Peter Buck should have done the production for a more raw sound? However great songs and a fine album.
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  1. This looks interesting, thank you for posting it. You don't happen to have his "Normal for Bridgwater" album, do you?

  2. Hello Anonymous, i'm sorry but i don't have that album.
    Kind regards

  3. Hi Frank,
    Thanks for all you post on here. I'm a big fan of Peter Brun, cheers Anthonytnell if you have any other albums by him that could be posted in Flac It would be greatly appreciated. I can provide a Flac copy for you of this album if you need it, e-mail genesis315@talktalk.net