'One Frame Per Second' opens with 'The Victory Of Buckets And Doors', a melancholy nostalgia dripping from the simple instrumentation and lonely, yearning vocals. "How I longed to hold her hand, how I longed to touch her face, how I longed to hear a sound" are words sang with such emotion and passion and trembling heartbreak it's impossible not to fall in love with them. A teary-eyed, sigh ridden climax, building as the vocals build and finishing as the cold, lonely walls of reality fall back upon you. 'Our Hearts Have Been Misplaced In A Secret Location' follows along the same lines, the acoustic reminiscence a perfect remedy to those long winter nights. An upbeat ending, dappled in splendid harmonies leads into the next number, 'I Was Crushed By A Forty-Foot Man'. It's a strange journey down our winding path. As you listen, you realise that the giant isn't a nasty creature at all. Instead, he is simply misunderstood. For all his bulk and destruction, a moment arrives when you suddenly catch on. With his height, this giant is probably sad, alone in the clouds with nobody to talk to. Our little knight is crushed, but the giant's singing makes you not angry, but quite somber and sorry and rather touched instead.
And that's the emotion expressed throughout the rest of these tracks. This thought-provoking and sentimental folk-pop that seems to have everything. The spine tingling build and climax of 'We're Hauling Land Through The Air'. The introspective allure of a giant's blissful unawareness of worldly worries. A comforting love story, and a tale of disquiet and despair. 'One Frame Per Second' is beautifully refined, and grabs onto your heartstrings with no intent of letting go. It brings you to the brink of tears, which you choke back with a brave smile and the memory of our little knight, valiant and gallant and every inch the hero. Andy's vocals are stunningly stirring. Wistful and tender and somewhat inspiring. Stream the opening song below and then I urge you to buy the album over here!