The European: ANTI-PATTERNS 1 EP

ImageThis EP, the first of a projected series, was issued by Stolen Recordings in March and develops the distinctive musical style displayed by The European on his first album (In A Very Real Sense Now, reviewed here and still much loved by BBO London). The EP is like a double A-side with three extra tracks, if that makes any sense: the excellent ‘Waves on Waves’, where Simon Break’s wistful voice floats over the top of a scintillating tune that’s equal parts Moroder and the Pet Shop Boys; ‘The Fountainhead’, a Randean love song with its tongue in its cheek; ‘Progressive Debris’, a more experimental instrumental; a reworking of one of the key tracks from the first album by the Soft Regime; and a longer version of ‘Waves’. All fabulous. Here’s that full-length version of ‘Waves on Waves’.

You can stream pretty much everything The European has released here, and you can buy the EP from Stolen here or the usual digital music places. Here’s hoping for more in 2014.

And yes, one of the best covers of the year for me 🙂



About jkneale

BothBarsOn's London correspondent.

Posted on December 14, 2013, in Single reviews, yes I know it's really late and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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