The Natural Order of Things

by Trespassers William

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Sparrow 05:13
The Lids 05:33
Red 03:30


Trespassers William return to form with a new EP full of their usual chilling warmth. A sensory overload of broken, distorted soundscapes, all the while pinned back by Anna-Lynne's unmistakably haunting vocals and words.



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“The songs on The Natural Order of Things are very minimalistic, mainly consisting of gentle layers of synth, restrained percussion, subdued guitar melodies, indistinct sounds and the beautiful vocals of Anna-Lynne Williams. The band utilizes these elements to create musical soundscapes that contain very little actual form. Sounds seem to simply ebb and flow while multiple layers of vocals delicately float through it all. Due to the fluid nature of the music, this EP ends up being something that is best experienced as one cohesive encounter.” SPUTNIK MUSIC

“The second EP and fifth release from Seattle’s Trespassers William doesn’t mess with their time-tested formula. It’s yet more spacey, dreamy pop, delivered with winsome detachment by Matt Brown and Anna Lynne Williams, the duo at the heart of the band. But reinvention isn’t always needed (or wanted), especially when Trespassers William deliver these five shoegaze numbers with wit and style. While they throw in little changes here and there (some echoing drums on “Red”, an anthemic melody on “Sparrow”), the song remains basically the same. But for fans of ethereal bedroom pop, The Natural Order of Things offers a perfect solution for dodging the summer sun: just pull up the covers, turn up the stereo, and enjoy.” POPMATTERS

“their new minimalist approach in The Natural Order Of Things is not only a fair follow up the their previous ten years of work, it is quite possibly the best record they have made thus far. And with their long and scattered discography, that is no small feet to say the least.” FENSEPOST

“Name-checking the likes of Mazzy Star and Cocteau Twins in reviews of Trespassers William records is fairly inevitable, and in no way without justification: the wonderful, dreamlike opening piece 'Sparrow' is a thing of effortless grace, sporting an arrangement that buries all the more abstract, finer details in the background, adding layer after layer of texture to the ostensibly run-of-the-mill guitar/drums/vocals combo that constitutes the main body of the song. 'The Lids' is better yet, featuring a rich, droning instrumental backdrop that set to the steady heartbeat rhythm of a big, booming tom. 'Catch Not Break' is stranger still, embracing watery modulation and harmoniser treatments, yet still preserving a clearly rendered piece of balladry. You could think of Trespassers WIlliam as a missing link of sorts between Beach House and Cortney Tidwell, with a set of songs that's as concerned with the raw beauty of sound-sculpting as much as it is with great songwriting.” BOOMKAT

“The band occupies the same overwhelmingly beautiful yet melancholic space as Red House Painters while adding their own brand of ambience and electronic tinkering. Most importantly, there is a elegance in Williams voice that makes The Natural Order Of Things worth the price of admission. The breathtaking ethereal arrangements only add more nuance. This is a subtle, gorgeously sad EP that you'll wish had twice as many songs.” CAPTAIN OBVIOUS


released May 28, 2009


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