Fitting with the album’s theatrical origins, King is presented in three acts – and a prologue – punctuated by brief, atmospheric, musical pieces over which actor Noah Taylor provides narration. Production for the record was provided by Something For Kate frontman – and accomplished songsmith – Paul Dempsey and, luckily for the listener, these elements come together in such a way as to ensure King isn’t just an exercise in hubris. Noga delivers an album that works well as a whole, exploring the extreme actions and emotions people fear they are capable of, yet each song is still provided with enough character that they can be enjoyed in isolation from the overarching narrative stream.
This is an extract from a review originally published on the 15th August 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.