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Too Bright

by Perfume Genius

Availability: In stock

Too Bright - LP
$16.49
Too Bright - CD
$11.24
Too Bright - MP3
$8.00
Too Bright - FLAC
$10.49
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Note: Matador is NOT making gold vinyl copies of this record.


LP includes MP3 download coupon.


Over the course of two astonishing albums, Perfume Genius, aka Seattle native Mike Hadreas, cemented his place as a singer-songwriter of rare frankness, creating songs that, while achingly emotional, offered empathy and hope, rather than any judgment or handwringing. Sparse, gorgeous and with Hadreas quavering vocals often only accompanied by piano, they were uncommonly beautiful tales of a life lived on the dark side  scarred, brutalised, yet ultimately, slowly but surely reclaimed.


Too Bright, however, is something else altogether. Less self-conscious, and less concerned with storytelling and easily-digested melodies, it is a brave, bold, unpredictably quixotic exploration of what Hadreas calls an underlying rage that has slowly been growing since ten and has just begun to bubble up. Recorded with Adrian Utley of Portishead and featuring John Parish on several tracks, it is a stunning about-face which brings to mind audacious career-shift albums like Kate BushThe Dreaming or Scott WalkerTilt, records which walk the tightrope between pure songwriting and overt experimentation.




 


TRACKLISTING


 


i.           I Decline


ii.          Queen


iii.         Fool


iv.        No Good


v.         My Body


vi.        Dont Let Them In


vii.       Grid


viii.      Longpig


ix.        Im a Mother


x.         Too Bright


xi.        All Along