Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses

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Given that their first release was a reworking of Mother Goose poems, the Anomoanon's second full-length album, Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses, which pairs the Scottish poet and novelist's words with rambling, old world folk meets country music, doesn't seem at all strange. Indeed, this album creates much the same vibe as the first, but it ups the ante ever so slightly. While there was a vague uneasiness in hearing such dark readings of children's poetry on Mother Goose, here the listener is treated to interpretations of inherently creepier poems, such as "Shadow March" and "Armies in the Fire." Many of the songs also feature backup support from the brothers of guitarist/vocalist Ned Oldham, Will and Paul, as well as subtle guitar work from David Pajo, making for an all around interesting listen for anyone into the Palace-related music family.

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