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The first thing that struck me about David Kitt's latest release, Nightsaver, was the brilliant album art work! I really like the way it was done and thought it was one of the best covers I have seen in a long time. I do not normally comment on the art work, but thought this was differnet!
Nightsaver was released on 27 March 2009 and is the long awaited (well three years of me waiting) follow up to Not Fade Away, being David Kitt's sixth studio album release. The track listing is as follows:
1 Move It On 4:53
2 Its Yours 4:11
3 Beat a Retreat 3:10
4 Learning How to Say Goodbye 5:00
5 Alone Like That 5:16
6 Use Your Eyes 2:37
7 A Real Fire 3:55
8 Nobody Leaves 3:49
9 Don't Wake Me Up 4:29
10 No Truth in Your Eyes 4:50
Kitt's vocals in particular are more melodic and less urgent than his past five albums, their languor setting an ethereal, laid-back mood.
Lead track Move It On is a lovely bubbly little tune, very light and beautiful comedown music; It's Yours shuffles along, sporting a bit of a latin beat, like an unassuming guest at a party and is very Kings Of Convenience in its sweetness.
Learning How To Say Goodbye utilises David Kitt's sound in the best way, layering simple electric guitar over dredging samples. It is a track that undoubtedly makes the ears prick up with interest and is my highlight of the album. It opens with an extended instrumental passage featuring what sounds like a drum machine pounding out a pedestrian rhythm.
Alone Like That enters with hammond, more drum machine and I am guessing electronic strings. The beat is tangible and one of the best here.
Nightsaver passes by in a waft of pleasantness that will not stick in the mind for long. The Nightsaver does have its own quiet, chill-out appeal: Not an overwhelming record, but a grower.