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Boomkat Product Review:
Now at a special price - while stocks last! Take one member of Belle & Sebastian (fey haircut optional), add a hefty dollop of Screaming Trees/Queens of the Stone age (sweat optional), season with a blast of Glasgow gales and LA sunshine, then serve on a bed of juxtaposed styles. The sublime coming together of former B&S girl Isobel Campbell and veteran southern rock type Mark Lanegan, 'Ballad of the Broken Seas' represents the kind of bitter/sweet combination that when done right produces a bumper crop. It's done right... Opening with 'Deus Ibi Est', Campbell and Lanegan's vocals should mix like oil and water; but as Lanegan growls through a pack of full-fat Marlboro and Campbell floats by in a haze of ethereal honey, it comes together a treat. Similarly, the chiming guitars and Dream City Film Club scope of 'The False Husband' provides texture for lush strings and Campbell's rimy delivery; bringing to mind a classic murder-ballad given the Twin Peaks treatment. Elsewhere, 'Revolver' allows the two protagonists to unite amongst rattle-snake percussion and thrumming strings, 'Dusty Wreath' introduces a harpsichord with no ill-effect, whilst the cover of Hank Williams' 'Ramblin Man' contains a Nick Cave-esque pomp that revels in a debased interpretation of the source material. Closing with the subterranean croak of 'The Circus Is Leaving Town', Campbell and Lanegan have sculpted an album that plays to each individuals strengths, whilst uniting to form an astonishingly nourishing document.