The compelling and anticipated second album from one of the UK's most creative New Folk artists. Nine entirely original pieces of characterful storytelling delivered with the utmost care and attention, bringing Ruth's wholly considered writing to life. Descriptive yet cryptic, honest, tragic, witty and occasionally heart breaking, her deliberate turn of phrase is that of a skilled writer in command of (and having fun with) the idea of contemporary songwriting. 'White Holes Of Mole Hills' guides us through a collection of very different ideas, yet with clear consistency in repeated themes; scale and perspective, the ethereal vastness, water, life and death. Although often cryptic, it is a very revealing and honest set, re?ecting Ruth's world with both dark and light - an individual who lives and writes on the water, with limited light and unlimited imagination.
"...She may be part of the new folk movement, but her influences cover anything from the folk-blues guitar work of Leo Kottke to jazz poetry, and she performs with a breathy intensity and constant changes of mood and pace. Snatches of melody are mixed in with what at times, seem like spontaneous stream-of-consciousness passages and sudden instrumental sections that follow none of the more conventional styles of song-writing. And it actually works....."
-- Guardian ****
"This album is evidence of true, distinct talent... "
-- ***** Maverick March 2010