Sunday, 21 June 2015

Art of the Cover - The Apartments' "No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal" (2015)


Beautiful music. Beautiful artwork.

The evocative album cover photo is by Vivienne Gucwa and wonderful cover design by Pascal Blua

Yap, a new album, by The Apartments! ... And those are words Apartments fans have restlessly waited to hear, for a long time now. For many years, in fact!

Yap, Brisbane's enigmatic Peter Milton Walsh - at one time, a member of the mighty Go-Betweens - and his legendary Apartments are back baby!

No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal is not just another record in The Apartments' discography. It's an album that exists now, yet once might never have been. An album filled with fifteen years of deep history. A way back to the world of music. In its own way, a miracle.

Sublime songs that seem to exist out of time. Haunting, gorgeous songs with echoes of majestic music by The Blue Nile and The Go-Betweens but a collection very unique and idiosyncratic in it's own right entirely.

Amazingly, as we celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the first album released by The Apartments, the sublime ... And The Evening Visits Stays For Years, released in 1985, they still manage to make fresh vibrant idiosyncratic music like this.


1. No Song No Spell No Madrigal 05:57

2. Looking For Another Town 04:21

3. Black Ribbons 04:01

4. Twenty One 06:04

5. The House That We Once Lived In 05:14

6. September Skies 03:54

7. Please Don't Say Remember 03:35

8. Swap Places 05:07

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