How Animals Move - John Parish
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  • Summary: Known mainly for his work with PJ Harvey (most notably, 'To Bring You My Love' and 'Dance Hall At Louse Point'), producer/musician John Parish has previously released just one solo record under his own name. On this mostly instrumental record, he is supplemented by numerous guests, including Harvey and Portishead's Adrian Utley. Expand
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  1. Lush, high-plains soundtrack music. [1 Nov 2002, p.70]
  2. A tender, imaginative collection of disparate songs, How Animals Move is less an album than a steady stream of wonderful, unpretentious surprises.
  3. A highly engaging and very endearing album. [#223, p.59]
  4. How Animals Move is a strange and uneven but ultimately captivating effort by a talented musician/composer.
  5. How Animals Move, much like its creator, has "side project" written all over it. The songs meander freely, setting up moods, throwing together unusual sounds.
  6. Although How Animals Move has solid arrangements and melodies, Parish is at his best when he mixes hard work and detail with spontaneous, rough-edged playing. It's not that the slow stuff doesn't work; it's just not as exciting or even as inventive as his rock music.
  7. It's obvious that most of the songs have been meticulously worked over, and as a listener you're thankful for it, but as an album it feels like the paint has hit the canvas at random.

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