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The Pond - its deeper than you think.,
This review is from: The Pond (Audio CD)
Kathryn Williams has been quietly making some of the best records around since 1999 and now she with regular collaborator Simon Edwards and Ginny Clee have created a fresh environment for her voice. Edwards played on the beautiful Beth Gibbons & Rustin Mann LP and this has a very similar vibe about it. There is an organic folkie feel in 'Circles Round a Tree' which is classic Kathryn territory.
Yet the album also features more dance orientated rhythms and Indian influenced beats to great effect. Kathryn and Ginny's voices compliment each other wonderfully, producing little backing vocal loops that stick into your brain and won't let go. 'Bebop' builds from a choppy guitar riff into a woozy rap number with a nod to Gene Vincent. 'Evening Star' clatters along with spacey SFX bleeping and whooping it up. Throughout the album Kathryn's vocals draw you in and inhabit the songs with a melancholic mystery. This is not what you'd be expecting and it's a delightful surprise.
Friends say to me when I mention Kathryn Williams "oh yeah , I've got that what's it called Mercury album and the next one. Must get some of her new stuff" Well, stop annoying me, check this out for what you've been missing