Daily Download: "Reflections After Jane," the Clientele

Foggy, cozy, quintessentially English music, perfect for tea and crumpets by the fireplace.


Salon Staff
April 1, 2005 1:01PM (UTC)

The Clientele's music -- hazy, foggy, perpetually on the verge of drizzling rain -- is a paean to English weather. The band also accesses a particularly English form of muted, cozy nostalgia: I can think of no better music to accompany tea and crumpets by the fireplace on a rainy day. "Reflections After Jane" is my favorite of all their songs, with some of Alisdair MacLean's most evocative lyrics, set to a luxurious, draping melody and sung, as always, in a somnambulatory daze.


Salon Staff

MORE FROM Salon Staff

BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••





Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •