Who Should Buy This: Alternative music fans, deep thinkers, lyrical dancers, and artists of any medium.
Artist: Novo Amor & Ed Tullett
Genre: alternative, folk, indie
Music Rating: 9/10
Lyrics Rating: 9/10
Sounds Like: Apsley, Bon Iver, Vancouver Sleep Clinic
Best thing About this Album: The musical and lyrical openness. This album provokes thought at every turn, but never explicitly explains itself. That is how art ought to be, in my opinion. It sparks a journey, but doesn’t spoil the ending for you.
One thing I wish was different: I tend to have preference for more wordy poetry, with complex structures. In many ways, the restraint and simplicity give these lyrics their strength, but I probably would’ve rated them at a 10 rather than a 9 if there was simply more content.
Website: Novo Amor & Ed Tullett
Favorites: Silvery, Amateur Blood, Anatome, Terraform
This is a playlist of all of the songs from the album that will automatically play through the whole album. To skip to a particular song, click on the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner.
Novo Amor & Ed Tullet have been working together on Heiress for almost four years now, and now that it’s finally released, I can tell you that all the time and effort put into this project has wholeheartedly paid off! In eleven soaring, ambient alternative tracks that emote atmosphere and spark the intellect, we see range, restraint, and a glimpse into the pure heart of creation.
Heavily poetic, both musically and lyrically, this album both provokes and respects the listener, maintaining a sense of peaceful openness within the provocation. You can hear clear inspiration rooted in European folk music throughout the album, but everything is reimagined and made new within a modern alternative framework.
Here are some of my favorite lines from each track to give you a better lyrical sample of the whole album. Take a look and then take a listen!
“I will brave your flood to breathe.” — Silvery
“Trigger ether. Sink above.” — Euphor
“Did you ache from all your bravery?” — Cavalry
“I was brotherly, motherly through a callous youth. What a way to lose all of you.” — Amateur Blood
“Flower, bloom in the broken.” — Pteryla
“Quiet soul, holy.” — Vantablack
“Don’t be ‘yourself’. Be ‘someone else’, and let it grow.” — Anatome
“Hollow all your arrows, all aglow. Follow. You’re Apollo. Us below.” — Ontario
“Honestly fake. Honestly wake. But honestly, no one is calling your name.” — Dancer
“Tear me from it. Fears were manifold. Terraform it. I was an embryo.” — Terraform
“There’s context in our love.” — Freehand
That’s it. If you loved these songs as much as I did, please consider supporting Novo Amor & Ed Tullett by purchasing the album from their website or on your favorite digital music store (iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, etc.)
And holler at me in the comments! I’d love to talk to you all about this album.