Have you ever had a moment where you question where you have been for the past 4-5 years? I did, the other day when after seeing the name Patrick Wolf pop up on blogs that I follow I finally looked him up. I gave an immediate “WTF Shana!” to myself. How dumb was I to not grab up his music so long ago?
Patrick Wolf is a brilliant musician who’s music is is so hard to place in one specific genre. He jumps from one genre to the next, one song sounding folk-pop the next sounding industial and the next sounding like a prayer put to a gypsy beat. He uses Northern European instruments like viola, violin, harpsychord and accordian that give his music this otherworld-like sound. I can only compare him slightly by saying if you like the vast genres that are covered by say Radiohead or Bjork that you will most likely enjoy his style as well. His songs cover subjects of self, nature, supernatural and do so on this magical level that grab you by the heart and pull you in beat by beat. I imagine gypsies whirling dirvish to some of his songs and can see little goth kids do the speaker box dance to others. I love every second but if you need to take a listen to just one or two songs off this album “Oblivion” with Tilda Swinson narrating just gives me chills and album title “Bachelor” make me feel Patrick’s heart is worn on his sleeve. Take a listen, tell me what you think!
Five out of five big Blue Morpho Butterflies for this hidden gem!!!