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Allotments
by Farina
Pickled Egg, 2006
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On Allotments, Farina were Mark Brend, Tim Conway, Matt Gale and Cliff Glanfield

“This is even more of a finely-wrought pop marvel than its predecessor. If you could only buy one record this year, this one, with all its concentrated pop intelligence, would be a perfect candidate.” popnews.com

“Highly ambitious, inventive and resolutely articulated, with flourishes worthy of Love’s Forever Changes, or Burt Bacharach in the day.” Dream Magazine

“Fariña blend an obvious love for late 60s / early 70s singer-songwriters with left-field 80s indie and the early electronic experimentalism of the Silver Apples and the BBC Radiophonic Orchestra (sic).” Future Music

“Fariña are cheerfully looking after the little mausoleum of refined, melancholic pop style … with a whole host of arrangements, precious instruments and celestial choirs worthy of the likes of Brian Wilson or Arthur Lee.” Les Inrockuptibles

“Catch this album now – it could well be one the year’s finest classic pop sounds and one you’ll get more from each time you play it.” John Cavanagh, BBC Radio Scotland

“Fariña excel at creating cinematic, baroque, psychedelic chamber pop on a tiny budget.” The Sunday Times