Kevin MacNeil & Willie Campbell Are Visible From Space: Kevin MacNeil & Willie Campbell's album is already getting brilliant reviews. It features the Guardian Single of the Week 'Local Man Ruins Everything', which was also Single of the Week in The List and on Steve Lamacq‘s radio show. Pete Fyfe writes "This is the kind of album that once you’ve put it on you play it to the end because you’re held captive by the sheer audacity and skills of the performers in melding together cohesive use of poetry and ‘out-there’ music…Inspiring".
I love this stunning album. Best described as a blend of spoken word and beautiful melodies, it features searingly gorgeous poetry courtesy of the very talented writer Kevin MacNeil, with the brilliant Willie Campbell (formerly of late 90s indie superstars Astrid) playing the music and singing refrains. It doesn't shy away from darkness (listen to some of the words and you'll see what I mean) but it's also upbeat and very funny in places. I can't compare it to anything else because it is so staggeringly different, but if your tastes lie way beyond the conventional, I think you'll love it. Quirky, profound, amazing...Shangri-la