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This review is from: Hirta Songs (Audio CD)
Could anything capture the magic of St Kilda ?
This collection makes a fine stab at it.
Robin Robertson's poems are beautiful in their simplicity,
and so evocative....in "Leaving St Kilda" his list of place
names as he circumnavigates the islands becomes a love song.
I'd never heard any Alastair Roberts before..took me a couple of
listens to get used to his unusual voice.. but it is just perfect
for the songs and his rendition of "Exodus" is sublime.
Don't be put off if it's not what you expected at first listening
..you'll come to love it..it's a real grower!
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Initial post: 10 May 2014 22:25:49 BDT
This review looks very iffy, being the only one you've done and so soon after the release date. Are you by any chance personally acquainted with the artists?
In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2014 15:06:41 BDT
silas marner says:
sorry to have brought out the cynic in you...no I'd never heard of the artist before but was really impressed by this album...so much that I wanted to share it... Have you listened to it?
so it was my first review....when was yours?
In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2014 20:35:06 BDT
Last edited by the author on 11 May 2014 20:36:47 BDT
Oh, quite a while ago. :)
You see a lot of 'spam' reviews on here - it's a way of promoting things that otherwise won't get much promotion - and I felt this had the all the signs. Apologies if I'm mistaken.
Yes, I've heard this. I don't love it but it's pretty good; reminds me a bit of the Incredible String Band. I'm not into poetry recitation on music albums, though, even if it was better poetry. It was a present from my sister, who has heard these guys live - what prompted you to buy it?
In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2014 22:30:00 BDT
silas marner says:
I visited St Kilda a few years back ..the atmosphere really stays with you.
I read a piece about the album a couple of months before it was released and bought it on speck.
I guess the music seems to fit perfectly with my experience of St Kilda...I've listened to a few Alistair Roberts songs since on utube and I'm not sure I'd buy them....but it would be interesting to see him live.
In reply to an earlier post on 12 May 2014 09:18:31 BDT
Fair enough: it's obviously not as obscure as I thought!
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