Ant - Obligatory Windmills

Thursday 11th July 2002
Ant - Obligatory Windmills
Ant - Obligatory Windmills

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Former Why? frontman Ant Parker presents us with a rootsy four track EP unveiling some songs that are more downbeat and less of the ceilidh celebrations of his former band. Although a song like the more upbeat "It's Probably True" does bring a smile to the face, I'm struck by how earnest and serious this all seems. Backed by some of his friends, this is essentially an acoustic demo of Ant with guitar. Although "Little Girl" has some tasteful flute and "Hidden Power" sees Ant's growling vocals lightened by Fiona Hunt's harmonies, the whole thing is decidedly tepid. In the past, there have been some who have tried to convince me of Mr Parker's genius but on the strength of this, I continue to remain unconvinced.

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