Despite working tirelessly as a screen composer, Elliott Wheeler has somehow managed to release his debut studio album.
A stunning first offering from the Sydney lad, The Long Time is spacious and cinematic. The Whistler, an ode to fellow composer Ennio Morricone, sets the tone of the album before it moves into much darker territory.
Baker Man and I’m So Mean are underground jazz numbers while Crystal Love is reminiscent of the brooding neo-folk on Gotye’s Like Drawing Blood. Coming somewhere between a pop album and a film noir soundtrack, The Long Time is definitely one for after hours listening. (NH)