Epic45 in Word Magazine’s Albums of the Decade

Rob Glover & Ben Holton of Epic45

Word Magazine have championed Epic45, one of the bands dearest to Colour, since their stunning 2007 album May Your Heart Be The Map. The release explored the ever-changing British countryside and saw the band introduce warm acoustics and beats into their post-rock framework.

In their Best of the Decade feature, Jude Rogers writes: “Sometimes the smallest records make the biggest impact on hearts and lives, and this was one of the decade’s loveliest examples. Tracing emotional reactions to shifting seasons, it did something new with old materials… and gave the Black Country its very own Boards of Canada”.

If you haven’t already heard May Your Heart Be The Map, I suggest hunting it down. ‘Lost in Failing Light’ is featured on Word’s covermount CD for a taster, but it’s really best experienced as an album in the traditional sense. Headphones on, start to finish.

Word’s December 2009 issue is out now.

Video: ‘Summer’s First Breath’ (Dir. K House Media)


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