1. Life Is Too Easy (5:50) 2. Clay (4:35) 3. Destroyer (6:57) 4. Meanwhile (4:19) 5. On A Spent Sea (3:02) 6. Astray (5:30) 7. Elegy For The Old Forty-Foot (1:35) 8. A Pill To Keep The 'Plane From Crashing (6:37) 9. Don't Nod (0:48) 10. Red Queen Freezes (4:00)
Produced by Sam Healy
Sand - Sand (2013)
Sam Healy (NAO) - all instruments, vocals
This change in process has resulted in an album which, while still sure to appeal to fans of Healy’s previous work, has a more intimate and personal feel, both sonically and thematically.
Melodic passages and conventional pop structures are framed by striking changes in dynamics, to create a dramatic sonic palette which ranges from the barely audible to wildly loud and back again, often within the same track. The album also has a slightly warmer, less alien feel than NAO recordings, with instruments less likely to be heavily treated and distorted beyond recognition.
The album, in fact, at times seems to plant its flag in Canterbury scene territory, its creators having meandered towards an almost Caravan-esque sound via the likes of more recent progressives including Boards Of Canada and the ubiquitous Sigur Rós.