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Lau Race The Loser (CD Album)

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Lau Race The Loser CD Album

Lau's 2012 album produced by Tucker Martine (Sufjan Stevens, REM, Laura Veirs)

1. Saint Monday
2. Far From Portland
3. The Bird That Winds The Spring
4. Missing Pieces
5. Save The Bees
6. Torsa
7. Throwing Pennies
8. Noltland Place
9. Beer Engineer

CD Digi Pack with 8 page photo cd booklet

Best Group BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013

Lau are a remarkable band – the most musically adventurous trio in British folk, exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best
5/5 Albums Of The Year, The Guardian

Lau deserve their garlands…an innovative, beautifully realised album
4/5 The Observer

The intuitive and often beautiful interplay of accordion, fiddle and guitar glides to a new level as instrumental virtuosity blends easily with tasteful electronics
4/5 Albums Of The Year, MOJO

Lau have stretched boundaries with their intricate interplay of fiddle, accordion and guitar…Numbers change pace, shape-shift and surprise on a classy, beguiling creation
8/10 UNCUT

Welcome To Lau-Land Folk Festival Of The Week
The Independent

Race the Loser ends as it begins, which makes it even more impressive: an album for alternative music lovers as much as folk fans, brimming over with intoxicating, mesmerising music
BBC Music

For their third album, messrs Drever (vocals, guitar), Green (accordion, Wurlitzer, electronics) and O’Rourke (fiddle) have inveigled American producer Tucker Martine (Sufjan Stevens, REM, Laura Veirs) to invest their sound with touches of electronica, post-production splicings and special effects. It works brilliantly in terms of the music –the sounds and spaces of album opener Saint Monday are striking
4/5 Songlines

Quite unlike anything else out there, Lau have knocked their traditional roots squarely into the mainstream and along the way created some music of stunning complexity and beauty

This is music of such stunning creativity – one of the most thrilling live bands, now one of the most thrilling studio bands as well – what phrase, what note can possibly be coming next
Sunday Herald

Something inherently individual in their sound which, whilst hard to pin down, certainly makes for some seriously enjoyable listening
4/5 Buzz

Leagues ahead of the crowd – worthy of a David Lynch movie, expansive sonic landscapes

The world’s first Post-folk group – Lau continually break new ground

Pushes the boundaries of folk even further…a confident, assured record from a group stretching themselves and achieving great things
Morning Star