REVIEW: WILD NOTHING - NOCTURNE
Saturday 01 September 2012 at 11:55 am
Wild Nothing's hazy new album, Nocturne, combines strong instrumentals and perfect vocals to create a classic dream-pop feel.
By Carly Blair
Wild Nothing - Nocturne (Captured Tracks)
Jack Tatum’s 2010 debut, Gemini, was very well received in spite of being heavily indebted to C-86 bands, partly because of the timeliness of Tatum’s nostalgia, but more importantly because of his preternatural gift for memorable melodies. A nocturne is a musical composition that is inspired by, or evocative of, the night, and the collection of nocturnal transmissions on his sophomore album is dreamy indeed. Tatum has said that this album represents ‘what pop music would be in my ideal world’, and since in practice that means timeless-sounding pop filled with graceful guitar melodies, Tatum’s is a world I’m glad to occupy, if only for the length of an album.