Old Fears

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  • Summary: Field Music's David Brewis releases his first album under his solo project School Of Language since 2008's Sea from Shore.
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  1. Old Fears is the sound of a quick, keen mind at work and play.
  2. Apr 8, 2014
    80
    This time the emotional waters run just as deep as the musical ones, and it stands as some of the best brainy, heartfelt pop around.
  3. Uncut
    Apr 1, 2014
    80
    Old Fears is entirely worth your concentration. [Apr 2014, p.81]
  4. Q Magazine
    Apr 23, 2014
    80
    Twisty and characterful, this is frequently dazzling stuff. [May 2014, p.118]
  5. 75
    It’s a skew-wiff funk record you can’t dance to, something to get lost in while not immediate, stuffed with arrangements that have so much going on but you hardly notice once they’re set.
  6. Apr 11, 2014
    74
    Part of Brewis’ duty in Field Music was to keep them from veering over the edge into too busy AOR prog, and he uses that same keen ear to keep Old Fears from becoming too cute or kitsch with the tweed-funk.
  7. Apr 7, 2014
    60
    It works because of its twitchy pop sensibilities, which gaze longingly back at the '80s, and while that isn't a bad thing, it's still a hard record to get attached to.

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