Published on November 6th, 2012 | by AlexandreG.0
Bat For Lashes – ‘The Haunted Man’
The Haunted Man marks the return of Natasha Khan under the nickname Bat For Lashes, one of the biggest projects of the new British music. Hailed by audiences and critics, it received nominations for both of its previous albums Fur And Gold and Two Suns for the Mercury Prize and Brit Awards respectively.
In The Haunted Man, Natasha Khan returns to the composition and interpretation, after the announcement of a period of absence marked by a creative block. Now with a lot of fans and followers, we feel that Natasha didn’t force the songs to be commercial hits. In this album, the songs come easily with the same impact, being the songs All Your Gold, Rest Your Head and Oh Yeah great examples of this. Even though the topics are the same as the previous albums (lovelessness, loss, solitude and emotional wreck), this work is more consistent and enigmatic than the previous albums. Elaborated rhythms with sensitive melodies and sumptuous arrangements with electronic sounds which were clearly influenced by Björk.
The singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist makes of this disc, The Haunted Man , the work that should establish whether in fact we have in front of us one of the greatest artists of the current generation.
The album was co-produced by Natasha Khan, David Kosten and Dan Carey, and counts with the collaboration of various names such as Beck, Adrian Utley (Portishead) John Metcalfe and Sally Herbert.