Chapter One: A Long Way From Home
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As the band of which he was a founding member, yourcodenameis:milo, go into indefinite hiatus, producer / songwriter Justin Lockey returns with his new project The British Expeditionary Force.
The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) sees Lockey liberated from the format of writing songs within a band and reveals him as a singular musician of enormous ability allied to limitless imagination. From 'Throwing Little Stones' evocation of pebbles dropping into calm waters courtesy of fragile piano chords to the machine-gun beats of 'A Long Way From Home' the album is an impressively focused study in seemingly diametrically opposed musical forms merging together.
The British Expeditionary Force sees Lockey and Burrows combine ethereal soundscapes, sonorous guitars, beautifully fragile vocal and vocoder work, Lockey's now trademark sensitivity to drum sounds and Burrows' inclement lyrics together to form something akin to My Bloody Valentine filtered through the best of Brian Eno with a smattering of the Iceland inspired sonic vistas of Sigur Rós.
It is a snapshot of late night urban life, the eerie sense that something wicked this way comes on a long walk home amongst deserted streets that betray both the residual menace and drink fuelled revelry of only a few hours previous. It is the sound of 21st Century northern England. It heralds the arrival of the BEF.
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|Artist||BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, THE|
|Music Genre Primary||Alternative|
- 1. Back of the Hand
- 2. Throwing Little Stones
- 3. A Long Way from Home
- 4. The Engine
- 5. Lashing Out
- 6. All Those Demons
- 7. Swallowed by Anger (Bonus Track)
- 8. A Long Way from Home (Rival Consoles Remix) [bonus Track]