No One Can Ever Know was the third full length album by Scottish miseries The Twilight Sad. It introduced a more keyboard-led sound without at all disturbing the atmospheric and emotional post-punk sound they'd been peddling until this point. It was produced by the sadly departed Andrew Weatherall who, if anything, made their sound even more claustrophobic. All their albums are worth a listen and this is no exception.
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I won't lie, I struggle with The Twilight Sad. They've got the ambitious sound and good sensibilities interms of influence and approach but their music leaves me cold, like it was meant for someone else. That's fine with me, I'm happy with my Dilla rekkids. Saying that, I gotta try and be impartial here and on first listen I'm surprised by how much I'm enjoying the instrumentals on 'No One Can Ever Know'. This may be down to Andrew Weatherall sitting in on production duties though it's more likely it's down to the hints of kraut-rockism's I can hear creeping into the groups repertoire - though at times these propulsive rhythms and chunky bass-lines bring to mind the likes of NIN or Placebo as opposed to Can. As with previously releases vocalist James Graham's voice soars over these tracks dominating the final out-come with his almost Interpol-esque Goth ting delivery. They're too overtly dramatic for my liking but if you're a fan you should give it a listen as it definitely touches on new ground.
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