The Magnetic North on The Moon

It has been a bit of a slow start to the year musically; there has been a lot of pretty good stuff released, but a few albums have not lived up to their predecessors or, to the promise of initial EP and/or single releases. So no album has quite instantly floated my boat, but the second album from The Magnetic North has managed to enchant me due to its beauty and mystery, and because it is inspired by Skelmersdale, a new town in West Lancashire, an the official UK home of the Transcendental Meditation movement. It harks back, in many ways, to a more enlightened and progressive time, in contrast to Blighty 2016 and the unnecessary and pointless plebiscite causing further economic uncertainty and only serving to placate the little englander wing of an increasingly incompetent ruling party.

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