CD Maritime [Digipak] (CD 990819),
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Maritime [Digipak]

  • 1. Muesli
    2. (She's In) Dry Dock Now
    3. Vigo Bay
    4. Six Foolish Fishermen
    5. Hilly
    6. Twolsey
    7. Somebody Once Told Me It Existed But They Never Found It
    8. Luck Shield
    9. Mistaken Tourist
    10. Broads, The
    11. Four Magpies
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2511

  • Credits
    ProducerDavid Edwards
    EngineerDavid Eugene Edwards

    Minotaur Shock: David Edwards (vocals, various instruments); Martin Lanchester (violin); Emily Wakefield (flute, clarinet); Megan Childs.
    Personnel: David Eugene Edwards (vocals, programming); Megan Childs (violin).
    For his full-length 4AD debut, "Folktronica" artist David Edwards (aka Minotaur Shock) offers a concept album of sorts built around nautical themes and glitchy instrumental sea chanteys for the 21st century. Like fellow one-man-band contemporaries Four Tet and Caribou, Edwards inventively blends acoustic instrumentation with prominent keyboard lines and programmed beats, creating a warm, inviting aesthetic that nods to breezy U.K. folk and burbling synth-pop alike on tracks such as the buoyant, shuffling "Muesli" and the gently propulsive "Vigo Bay."

  • Critic Reviews
    Entertainment Weekly (No. 833, p.79) - "...[D]raws impressively from the far-flung fields of folk, classical, and new wave...." - Grade: B
    The Wire (p.61) - "[T]his music's shoreline is made up of instrumental delicacy and subtle arrangements, which burble, froth and foam washing over the listener with an insistent but gentle force."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.101) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]his is chic pop electronica..."
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