steering clear of the mainstream
since 2001

june 2010

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Trespassers William

"The Natural Order of Things" CDEP

Gizeh Records

Genre: dream pop, indie pop

Seattle, WA

May 18, 2009

With a couple of releases out on Nettwerk, it was to be expected that Trespassers William would have a firm grasp on the melodic, well-produced dream-pop approach, and on these grounds the five-song Natural Order of Things EP does not disappoint. The first release since their 2006 Having full-length, this brief sampler marks their inaugural record for Leeds imprint Gizeh Records, and it's a lush, elegant slab of full-bodied space pop. Anna-Lynne Williams' Sarah McLachlan-esque vocals suit the expansive yet melodic production admirably, resulting in memorable songs such as "Sparrow" and winding "I Could Go Back."

Curiously, this record is considerably more sprawling and less conventional than the average Nettwerk release, and it's nice to hear these folks diverging from the formulae of their former patrons. Hence, although these songs boast slick choruses, the focus wisely drifts towards atmosphere and mood as opposed to strict pop hooks. The result is intriguing soundscape pop, perfectly suited to dark summer nights and foggy afternoons. Well done.

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Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 5 tracks, distributed by the label, released 2009]