Guillemots

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What's it called?: 
Hello Land
What does it sound like?: 
Released without any fanfare this is, according to their website, the first of 4 releases this year. If the other 3 are of the same standard we are in for a treat. The last album fell a little flat but this is return to form. The musicianship throughout is of a very high standard. The album was recorded in Norway and the sound has a somewhat Arctic feel to it - a couple of instrumentals including the Finale I lie down are very atmospheric and another highlight is the acoustic Southern Winds with a wonderful vocal from Fyfe Dangerfield.
What does it all *mean*?: 
I hate to use the word Progressive but in the seventies this would have been Progressive althought there are dance elements too. I think symphonic is a closer description of the feel.
Goes well with …: 
An afternoon lounging on the sofa and a drifting into semi consciousness.
Might suit people who like …: 
Upbeat Pat Metheny, Sigur Ros and the tuneful side of Mogwai