Last Days of Meaning

Album Review of Last Days of Meaning by Nitin Sawhney.

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Last Days of Meaning

Nitin Sawhney

Last Days of Meaning by Nitin Sawhney

Release Date: Sep 27, 2011
Record label: !K7
Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock

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The Guardian - 60
Based on rating 3/5

Nitin Sawhney has always tackled ambitious themes and collaborations, and this latest venture is a "parable about entrenchment and dogmatism" in contemporary Britain, in which songs and instrumental passages are matched against spoken reflections from John Hurt. Hurt plays an embittered old man who rants about "bloody terrorists and immigrants" but does at least listen to a cassette of songs sent to him by his estranged wife, which gradually changes his attitude to the world. It's an awkward concept that might work better on stage, but Hurt is in fine form and the songs are a reminder of Sawhney's skill as a composer, and of the musical variety of multicultural Britain.

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