Afterlives - "A Ticking Clock I Couldn't Stop" (Digital)

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The best possible way to describe Afterlives' emotionally complex and moving debut, A Ticking Clock I Couldn't Stop, is to call it what it is: outsider art.

William Barrett, the musician behind this sometimes dreamy, sometimes jarring collection of songs, had recorded no previous work. In fact, he had never written anything else, never played music. He simply decided to record an album one day, and did it. He had no preconceptions, no precedent. He just did it.

As a result, A Ticking Clock... is an intensely personal, original experience. It is as close as we can come to finding a record in the Wild. It isn't quite like anything else we know. 

That is, of course, why outsider art is important. And why this record deserves to be heard.