Robert Wyatt

Robert Wyatt

Shleep

Thirsty Ear

Sometimes, you can tell someone has been around a while. Though I’d never heard of Robert Wyatt, the opening track on Shleep immediately let me know that this was an accomplished and talented songwriter. A quick review of the liner notes revealed some Names: Brian Eno and Paul Weller. Further research yielded more interesting facts — none of which really change the one truth about Wyatt: he is a man who follows an unusual muse, yielding unconventional melodies and a sound that is experimental without suffering the risk of alienation. Lyrics are oblique with meaning. This is record of unexpected depth and originality; as I hear it, Thirsty Ear will be releasing selections from Wyatt’s back catalogue, and the world will be a richer place for it. Thirsty Ear Recordings, 274 Madison Ave., Suite 804, New York, NY 10016

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