Windmill aka Matthew Dillon Thomas is an amazing songwriter whom you could file under the new folk movement but really shouldn’t because the rich and dramatic compositions and the use of some electronic fun and his very unique voice (it’s like a male version to Joanna Newsom) are giving a certain weirdness to the sound that just doesn’t fit completely into folk, even the new folk.
There is an exceptional dramatic build-up in every song that has something nearly cathartic. In the UK he is already beloved by young and old, let’s hope, the rest of the world listens. Whether quirky electro-popsongs or sweetly composed songs along the line of Arcade Fire or The National, Windmill will add to your playlist and your well-being.
After the well received “Puddly City Racing Lights”, the new album “Epcot Starfields” (with a really odd Stephen King’s Lawnmower Man/Tron-cover) is the perfect addition to your autumn-collection and promises in between the obligatory melancholic songs enough optimistic beauties to keep grinning despite the rain and the gloom and the annoying kids on Halloween.