Elastic Wasteland by SJD – album review

By Nick Bollinger In Music

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13th December, 2012
There is a picture in the booklet of SJD’s Elastic Wasteland that shows Sean Donnelly alone in his studio, clutching an acoustic guitar. Oddly, you will hear little acoustic guitar on the album – or any non-electronically treated sounds, for that matter. Yet that classic image of the solitary singer-songwriter is fitting for an intimate set of songs Donnelly recorded entirely on his own. The sense of solitude is comparable to that of Pink Moon, Nick Drake’s lonely masterpiece. The synthesisers and drum machines that provide virtually the sole accompaniment to Donnelly’s ...

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