A horrible hack

The Royal Landscaping Society


Year Released: 2019
Format: Download
Label: Matinee Recordings
Reviewed by MH on May 22, 2019
This one came in on a batch of digital releases from Matinee and is a two tracker by a duo from Seville which started out as a solo project before morphing into a band, and eventually shrinking back to duo status. Apparently they've been around for a while but I'm only familiar with them from a song they did on a Matinee World Cup EP last year. The first track here is the shimmering and synth-led "Goodbye" with lyrics tinged with regret, and everything is melancholy. It's a clean sound they have and this is an old song of theirs dating back to 2014 if my research is correct. Then, you get an unlikely cover of "A To Fade In" by Adorable. What a great choice of song to cover. Adorable were well on our radar as teenagers obsessed with shoegaze bands in the 90s but they don't seem to get talked about too often these days. I still have a few records of theirs and hearing this song again has led me to dig them out once more. This version is pretty faithful although there is definitely more synth here. Only two songs here but it has me interested.

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