So I'm watching the start of the new video from Officer for his single The Waters (a pre-cursor to his Myriads album) and thinking amiable electronica, when all of a sudden it bursts into up-beat Alt-Rock-esque swathed in an almost 80's New Wave back beat. It's made all the more lovely by Officer's celtic edged vocal and an atmospheric video that carries you along on a tide of musical goodness.
The Myriads album has a lot to live up to as The Waters has a well crafted, insightful soundscape, but I'm more than certain it will be carried on through the remaining eleven tracks for which I can't wait!
The single has been played on Ralph's Indie Show on Radio KC already and to a fair amount of critical acclaim. That and the fact it's not been off the kennel's juke box for the last two weeks.
The man himself describes Myriads as - "A beautiful twelve-limbed beast" - which was produced by the hugely talented Mr Daniel Peterson (check out his Strawberry Blonde EP) and co-produced by Officer.
The album's cover is the creation of London based painter Ben Jamie with whom Officer collaborated to produce a suitably juxtaposed artwork.
|Officer and Dan Peterson|
You can buy The Waters by clicking HERE