Andrew Stables and Nick Magus’ music covers a lot of territory but it always seems to spark with an internal drama or sense of the epic. Birds, for example, is a mercurial piano piece, wandering between baroque sounds and sweeping orchestration, poignant highs and subtle reductions. To Ophelia takes this feeling of ancient music further with a crisp, classical vocal full of perfect annunciation and eloquence creating the grandeur.
Storm Prelude is suitably distant and dramatic, brooding and occasionally bombastic and the logical conclusion of this is track such as Must Have Known which explode into slick alt-rock territory. It’s a fascinating portfolio of music, one that not only demonstrates Nick’s musical direction and Andrew’s skills not to mention his eclecticism but one which begs the question, what will they do next?