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Skulk

9 April 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Label: NIAG Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 NIAG Records
  • Total Length: 43:30
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  • ASIN: B007NU7OUE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,966 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Juliet Bravo on 3 Feb. 2013
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I confess I've fallen a little in love with Jim Moray! This album took a few listens but now I can't stop listening to it.
I'm quite a latecomer to folk, and started off with Seth Lakeman several years ago - don't understand now why Jim isn't as well known as Seth. He's got a similar appeal to Seth, but his music is more varied and interesting and he can really sing. Very well.
Don't know why it took me so long to discover Jim Moray. Ah well. Have now gone and ordered the 'Beginners Guide...' album after checking out his cover of All you Pretty Girls on Spotify (fantastic).
As for this album, my favourite tracks are The Golden Glove, Hind Etin and Courting is a Pleasure. Big Love (Fleetwood Mac cover) is growing on me, even though I'm definitely not a Fleetwood Mac fan!
He's now got me checking out Nic Jones and I shall be buying his old albums very soon :)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Popper on 24 April 2012
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This is, perhaps, Mr. Moray's most consistent offering yet. It may not scale the heights (at least for me personally) that his second, self-titled album did - it's just really, really good start to finish. Some folks here have scoffed at the pace of some of the songs - but that's traditional english folk for you. Lord Douglas may be the best thing he's ever done. This album should appeal to the "folkies" as it's less experimental than some of his other work. But there are plenty of flourishes and sonic touches to keep things interesting. It's really well played, sung and recorded. One of the best albums of the year from an artist that really deserves to be heard. Thanks Jim.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By M. Gardener on 24 April 2012
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To my mind, what sets Jim Moray apart from other artists working in a similar field is that although he is predominantly dealing in traditional folk music, he has clearly heard and absorbed much from contemporary areas of music, most notably prog rock and punk/new wave, and he's not afraid to show it. Maybe it happens subconsciously sometimes too I think. He's even dabbled with hip-hop and grime in his past work.

Here is his 5th album proper (not counting the self-released I Am Jim Moray), and while it isn't as great as his self-titled second album (because nothing else is, by anybody), or his previous album In Modern History which had a greater variety of styles (and some fantastic drumming), it's still a masterpiece.

It comprises ten tracks without a duff one in sight. Some of the highlights include :

Lord Douglas, which was available in a seemingly unfinished version (then titled Earl Brand) on the collaborative Cecil Sharp Project album last year. Here is the finished version on which Jim really inhabits the song in a way that few other performers manage(June Tabor excepted). I imagine that he must be very proud of the way this one has worked out.

Horkstow Grange, with its multi-tracked vocal that initially sounds as if it was sung using a vocoder but nothing so easy for Jim. This one should really have the folk-purists running back to their Fairport albums in search of some safe shelter.

Hind Etin, a traditional tale of an abducting, flute playing, wood dweller, notable for the "soothing flute" being represented by a grungy noise that is about as far away from a flute as you could possibly get.

The absolute highlight has been left right to the end. This is Seven Long Years on which the prog influence really comes to the fore.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Musogeek on 24 April 2012
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This album is far more stripped back than some of Jim's other work, and those who are seeking beats or raps will search in vain. However, don't be put off because this is a splendidly atmospheric album that shows off Jim's considerable talents in a different light.

Personal favourites for me are The Captain's Apprentice and Horkstow Grange but the whole album is full of slow burning delights.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ChippyB on 6 Jun. 2013
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Just been to The Wayward Tour with Eliza Carthy and Jim Moray. A stunningly memorable evening of fabulous music, a lot of the Skulk numbers were played, 7 Long Years is fantastic. Would recommend to any discerning music lover.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GGCrawley on 27 Feb. 2013
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I bought A Beginners Guide and this CD at the same time. They were both played over & over in the car on a 100mile journey. I cannot wait for Jim's next CD. The usual first rate packaging & delivery through Amazon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. J. P. Stanton on 27 Feb. 2013
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Came across this in my Amazon recommendations and bought it for Amazon Cloud Player. A great album and encouraged me to purchase 2 other albums by the same artist.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By blackbroom on 21 April 2012
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Perhaps a more subtle approach to reinventing folk than some of his other albums, but still a brave and fresh collection of tracks.

My standout favourite is the lush, camp, torch songy "If It's True", which showcases how much Jim's voice has grown, but I'm also fond of the hypnotic banjo version of "Big Love", the dark, dramatic, slightly Kate Bush-y piano ballad take on "The Captain's Apprentice" and the rousing, upbeat "The Golden Glove".

Some of the other tracks initially struck me as a bit beige, but I think they're just more subtle and take longer to give up their mysteries (e.g. "Seven Long Years", which slowly evolves)

Probably not my favourite Moray album of all, but a worthy new addition to my Moray collection.
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