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Wojtek the Bear

A Talent For Being Unreasonable (Scottish Fiction)

By • Sep 1st, 2018 • Category: Album review

First thing I think of when I get an album is, who does it remind me of?

In this case, it was Aztec Camera’s ‘High Land Hard Rain’. With a touch of Stray also, for good measure. It’s got the former’s charming naivety and the latter’s diversity and drive.

It’s ten songs over a tight thirty-three minutes. You’ll be sitting with your shoulders eased back, listening languidly to every note and maybe stopping Wojtek between songs occasionally, to offer him a cup of coffee. He’s got a cheeky sense of humour, as evidenced by songs such as ‘Kindness Doesn’t Cost’ and the title track.

There’s a real live-ness to the sound and you can almost imagine Wojtek chatting away to the audience, telling us the stories behind or even related to each song, really building a true connection with us.

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