How "Silver and Fire" hasn't been released in the U.S. is beyond me! This is honestly a great album by a very talented, heartfelt songwriter. If this were released here believe me it would rank up there with one of the best folk/pop albums of the year. The music is diverse and each track contains its own nuances yet the whole album still feels connected and plays smoothly. "Silver and Fire" feels like a tour through americana and latin genres, pulling the best parts from each one and wrapping it up in an alt-folk song. There's not a bad track on the whole thing. What's cool about M. Craft is his ability to write whispery folk songs in the vein of Elliott Smith yet adorn them with instrumentation we haven't heard in this genre yet, for example some of the tracks use Bossa Nova arrangements. He uses Banjo, electric guitar, some groovy bass lines, etc. Very cool and sophisticated music for any serious folk fan. It's a sin M. Craft doesn't have mass distribution in the states, as this album beats many of our american folk artist's efforts this year. Think an australian Simon and Garfunkel meets Elliott Smith who listens to world music. Just very well done.