Kate Mossman writes, in the January edition of The Word magazine…
“I’m still a bit stunned by David McAlmont and Michael Nyman’s The Glare - how McAlmont ever thought to write those strange, complicated uplifting tunes over the top of Nyman’s soundtracks; how Nyman himself was clever enough to leave him to it.
I saw them performing it at a one-off gig at London’s Union Chapel and I really hope it gets more airings.
It will be remembered for decades
one of the most remarkable, heard warming, though-provoking and utterly essential albums of the year
theartsdesk.com -- The Glare -- "...already feels like a shoo-in for the 2010 Mercury Music Prize shortlist..."
“...already feels like a shoo-in for the 2010 Mercury Music Prize shortlist…”
A composer and soul singer may be an unlikely match, but it is one made in heaven.
Bad news for any artists working on exciting new crossovers between two musical genres, or for any band that think they might just have come up with exactly the right mix of mainstream appeal and quirky individuality to nab the Mercury prize — you’ve just been trumped.