Still Corners – Dream Talk

There’s a lot to be said for doing a specific style very well....
Still Corners : Dream Talk
7.8 Wrecking Light
2024 
Still Corners : Dream Talk

There’s a lot to be said for doing a specific style very well. England’s Still Corners have never reinvented the dream-pop genre that they travel in, but have been refining it, by taking it across the open plains. This continues with the dreamy Dream Talk.

Admittedly a bit of an on-the-nose album title (and art), Dream is decidedly quiet evening imaginings, resigned but accepting the way of the West. One can practically see the country vista in opener “Today is the Day”, not bounding across it like Bonanza but just slowly trotting through like The Searchers. Still Corners can up the beauty, such as in the following “The Dream” and faded love of “Faded Love” (more on-the-nose titles), or the wry in standout “Lose More Slowly” (perhaps one could have wished for more of this on the record). And it’s not all open land, but also open sea with “Crystal Blue” and “The Ship”, before the haunting echo finish of “Turquoise Moon”.

If you’re going to do a specific genre, really do it, and Still Corners do it to it for your slumber in Dream Talk.

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