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Martin Philip: Butler

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Artist: Martin Philip (@)
Title: Butler
Format: Download Only (MP3 + Lossless)
Label: self-released
Rated: *****
I'm terribly late reviewing the newest Martin Philip release. I'm really sorry, but being a digital release and, for the first time, a free one, it kept being skipped after all the CDs I received (this is my policy: I can't review free releases, I'd be overwhelmed but since I reviewed other Martin's release I wanted to talk about this one, also). Anyway... "Butler" is a concept album where well crafted synthpop (perfect production and arrangements) meets an intriguing plot which talks about all the secrets, the expectations and the disillusion of a butler. Like on the previous Martin's album "Recumbent" also on "Butler" his guitar has a prominent place in the mix but as usual you'll find tons of melody and smooth atmospheres. Try to imagine that you're listening to a Pet Shop Boys album with no dance tunes and you'll have pretty much the idea of how this album sounds. In any case, here we don't have flaws: it's a very nice synthpop album, it has a intriguing story, it's for free and you can download wav files! Well done Steeves, you can say to Martin that you both reached your goal!