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Album artwork for Darling Arithmetic by Villagers

'Darling Arithmetic' is the third album from Villagers, released on Domino. The follow-up to Conor O'Brien's debut, 'Becoming a Jackal', and its successor, 'Awayland' - both hugely acclaimed and Mercury-nominated - is a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate album entirely about love and relationships. 'Darling Arithmetic' was written, recorded, produced and mixed by O'Brien at home - the loft of a converted farmhouse that he shares in the coastal town of Malahide to the north of Dublin - revealing a single-minded artist at the peak of his already considerable songwriting powers. It encompasses the various shades of feeling - desire, obsession, lust, loneliness and confusion, and deeper into philosophical and existential territory, across a cast of lovers, friends, family and even strangers. Backing up his supple and emoting vocal and guitar is the subtlest palate of instrumentation - piano, Mellotron (which accounts for the album's occasional horn and cello tones) and brushes. O'Brien plays every instrument on these exquisite, melodic songs in a sparse, spacious, acoustic-leaning fashion. On 'Darling Arithmetic', O'Brien doesn't only pare back his use of language but looks deep into his own heart and motives. The opening track and first single, 'Courage', concerns the most important kind of love - for yourself: "It took a little time to get where I wanted / It took a little time to get free / It took a little time to be honest / It took a little time to be me."LP+ - The Deluxe Heavyweight LP Comes On Gold Vinyl With A Bonus 7" Featuring Exclusive Tracks 'Death Trap Kid' and 'Dawning On Me (Crouch Angeles Version)' plus Download.LP - Heavyweight Black Vinyl with Download.

Villagers

Darling Arithmetic

Domino
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Album artwork for Darling Arithmetic by Villagers
CD

£9.99

Released 13/04/2015Catalogue Number

wigcd330

Villagers

Darling Arithmetic

Domino
Album artwork for Album artwork for Darling Arithmetic by Villagers by Darling Arithmetic - Villagers
Album artwork for Darling Arithmetic by Villagers
CD

£9.99

Released 13/04/2015Catalogue Number

wigcd330

'Darling Arithmetic' is the third album from Villagers, released on Domino. The follow-up to Conor O'Brien's debut, 'Becoming a Jackal', and its successor, 'Awayland' - both hugely acclaimed and Mercury-nominated - is a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate album entirely about love and relationships. 'Darling Arithmetic' was written, recorded, produced and mixed by O'Brien at home - the loft of a converted farmhouse that he shares in the coastal town of Malahide to the north of Dublin - revealing a single-minded artist at the peak of his already considerable songwriting powers. It encompasses the various shades of feeling - desire, obsession, lust, loneliness and confusion, and deeper into philosophical and existential territory, across a cast of lovers, friends, family and even strangers. Backing up his supple and emoting vocal and guitar is the subtlest palate of instrumentation - piano, Mellotron (which accounts for the album's occasional horn and cello tones) and brushes. O'Brien plays every instrument on these exquisite, melodic songs in a sparse, spacious, acoustic-leaning fashion. On 'Darling Arithmetic', O'Brien doesn't only pare back his use of language but looks deep into his own heart and motives. The opening track and first single, 'Courage', concerns the most important kind of love - for yourself: "It took a little time to get where I wanted / It took a little time to get free / It took a little time to be honest / It took a little time to be me."LP+ - The Deluxe Heavyweight LP Comes On Gold Vinyl With A Bonus 7" Featuring Exclusive Tracks 'Death Trap Kid' and 'Dawning On Me (Crouch Angeles Version)' plus Download.LP - Heavyweight Black Vinyl with Download.