Boomkat Product Review:
Having emerged back in 2003 with his Domino/Geographic-released debut Redemptive Strikes, Directorsound's Nicholas Palmer returns via the Tona Serenad label, prepping a new album (Two Years Today) from which this splendid three-track single is lifted. 'Before The March' is a sweetly romantic instrumental that finds Palmer assuming the multiple roles of a marching band (albeit in a waltzing 3/4 time signature), entangling accordion tones, clarinet, tuned percussion and stomping rhythms to fine and fanciful effect. 'Dreams Of Donnybrook' is a more intimate, lulling affair that beautifully plots out the gentlest of melodies via guitar, piano and Dulcitone, while 'Pork And Honey' preserves this warm and wistful tone for a heartrending combination of woodwind and floating piano keys. Lovely stuff.