Despite his boyish face, Patrick Wolf has a set of lungs on him that would do a broadway performer proud. His third and latest release, The Magic Position, does an amazing job of showcasing Wolf's range and incredibly expressive voice. It extends from an almost guttural growl to soaring crescendos of happiness, and every note in between.
I know he's practically been around since the Ming Dynasty (by today's standards at least), but I only stumbled across him recently. I simply love his album for its dramatic overtones and excitement. It feels like a breath of fresh air compared to all that subtle, pensive, and depressing music that's all the rage now-a-days. With it's orchestral eccentricites and it's electronic flourishes, The Magic Position grabs you and takes you for what feels like a musical roller-coaster ride. The following two tracks will prove its worth the price of admission.
Patrick Wolf - Augustine : The Magic Position
Patrick Wolf - The Stars : The Magic Position