ALBUM REVIEW: Last Dinosaur – The Nothing | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 07.07.17
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Exercises in catharsis can be painful but London’s The Last Dinosaur have managed to make an album dealing with mortality feel life-affirming.  With an overall lo-fi sound, plenty of sweeping strings – particularly on the majestic Wings – and plaintive vocals, this is a wide-screen dreamscape of a record, brimming with emotion without ever becoming maudlin.

All My Faith’s beautiful “you will be loved” mantra and its multi-layered brother We’ll Greet Death are highlights but even three instrumentals fail to interrupt the flow.  Atoms recalls the acoustic promise of Coldplay’s debut Blue Room EP and whereas this, their sophomore album, won’t catapult the band to that kind of success, that doesn’t mean it isn’t accomplished and, in places, quite stunning.

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