A true melting pot of a record, drawing as North American does from the music of this Isle, it's an album of immigration; African rhythms, Balkan patterns, campfire tunes, gypsy folk tales - truly world music, on every track across the album. Whirly hippy tunes, soaring fiddles, waltz's are danced and most of all everyone feels better - it's that kind of record.
It is one of the most skilfully played records that has been my joy to listen to, virtuoso in construction, I prefer the female voice, but don't let that distract you from what is a marvellous assault on your ears.
I'm no folk expert, my roots knowledge is slim, I know not the difference between a reel and a jig; but even this novice knows that this is a multifaceted, variety rich record - full of gentle mastery. An intelligent solution to the result of a flood destroying their house and studio - a fresh start, a new approach, a whim of nature ensuring a live off the floor recording was an necessity.
It's a wonderful result.
|Various Artists: Dog Days, Devil Fish & Darkest England: Songs & Tunes From 25 Years Of The Leigh Folk Festival||Peter Graham: Nowhere In Tacoma|
The Fatea Showcase Sessions are a series of downloads featuring acts that we've really enjoyed and think that more people should get the chance to hear.
Click Here to get the latest session