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This review is from: Farrar (Audio CD)
This is a superb album. It works very well as a whole - it has a sustained 'feel', and the programme of tunes is carefully paced. It's mostly slower tunes, but there are a sprinkling of more upbeat tunes too. The cover art does a great job of pointing to the music - it's deeply atmospheric stuff. The tunes really have room to breathe around the classy understated accompaniment - Kris Drever's playing contributes much to the 'less is more' approach. The fiddle playing is amazing and Chisholm's phrasing is impeccable. Another bonus for me is the mostly acoustic feel of the album - a pet hate is the omnipresent cheesy 'new age' keyboard background that seems to blight many otherwise excellent traditional music albums.