Epcot Starfields

by Windmill

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"Possibly the most underrated songwriter in the UK." - Drowned in Sound

"Top 50 Albums of 2009." AltSounds

"The fact that Windmill is one man’s work is pretty much unbelievable. The Polyphonic Spree might be on adverts for supermarkets, but they didn’t manage anything that comes close to the scope shown on Big Boom, and they were the size of a small army. Bewildering, inspired and uplifting. Excellent." - The Pigeon Post

"Whimsical, fractured and agreeably sweet, Flaming Lips-styled pop." - TimeOut London

"Poignant and sublime emotion, enhanced by subtle arrangements." - Les InRocks

"The new video for Windmill's "Big Boom", a track from his new LP, Epcot Starfields, opens with a shot that could've been an outtake to Christmas on Mars. And in fact the Flaming Lips comparison isn't totally off base, as the rest of the clip pairs footage of a cheerful astronaut rubbing elbows with a town full of fearless freaks, all while Matthew Thomas Dillon's strained vocals carry the triumphant, string-laden "Big Boom" along."- Pitchfork

"One of the more expansive and ambitiously realised bedroom-born albums out there, fashioning epics like 'Ellen Save Our Energy' and the Carl Sagan tribute 'Photo Hemispheres'. There's much to be impressed by." - Boomkat

"Starfields will likely cement Windmill as a rising UK Songsmith. Artist of the day." - Paste Magazine

"As tremulous and awestruck as his voice in, Dillon ensures his stirring songs match it; refined, yes, but with gliding pop in there too. 9/10. Top 20 albums of 2009." - Planet Sound

"Simple, yearning songs. Oddly affecting. " - Uncut

"Kind of bonkers in a David Bowie sort of way. Kind of really chirpy in a Polyphonic Spree kind of way. Windmills rule!" - FHM

"Epcot Starfields, like the album that preceded it, is a showcase of the wonderful talent of Matthew Thomas Dillon...phenomenally beautiful" - Line of Best Fit

"An astonishingly beautiful record: a 41 minute treatise on loneliness, love, death and the end of our planet, touchingly realised and quite moving...definitely nudging its way into that end-of-year album top ten chart." - Folly of Youth

"“Epcot Starfields” is a hauntingly beautiful achievement that deserves a fanfare and certainly deserves a wider listenership. It is an evocative and engaging journey, like sitting in a planetarium in awe at the beauty and wonder of the universe but also feeling small, insignificant and vulnerable. And like those feelings, the mood this album creates stays with you long after it has finished." - Alt Sounds

"Star gazing pop genius." - City Life

"A strong bid for placement on the list of “best and most fucked – up records of 2009.” - IMPOSE

"Epcot Starfields finds Windmill at it's finest." - Knox Road

"Startlingly tender and bleak. 9/10." - The 4 O 5

"Heart achingly sweet. You will definitely love it. 4/5" - Subba Cultcha

"Orchestral pop of the distinctly lovely variety. All summing up into a whole that can only inspire stargazing and moon watching. Single of the week. Top songs of 2009." - Drowned in Sound

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released September 21, 2009

All songs written by Matthew Thomas Dillon

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"An exquisite and imaginative London talent, Windmill combines star-gazing and shoe-gazing without a hint of mediocre middle ground…” - BBC

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