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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning and overwhelmingly beautiful., 9 Aug 2009
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Richard Skelton releases are normally a rare and wonderful thing, usually put out on his own `Sustain-Release' private press, as [very] limited editions, under various pseudonyms, with a personalised dedication to the purchaser forming part of the package. 'Marking Time' is different as it is being released under his own name, through the label -Preservation- and therefore gives the opportunity for his work to reach a wider audience.

The seven tracks on this release follow Skeltons usual formula of a multi-layered, dense, interwoven mixes of bowed and plucked strings, accordion, piano and other less discernable sounds. He somehow manages to make his music sound sparse and dense at the same time, sometimes you get a powerful wall of sound, at other times a delicate structure will emerge. What this music evokes is a sense of atmosphere and place, that place being the wild landscape close to where he lives, but it can equally conjure a feeling of any wild space, on land, or at the margins by the sea, that are personal to you, the listener.

Skelton is a artist to treasure, and I cannot recommend this and his other releases highly enough.

Take a look at his other `label' release for Tompkins Square under the moniker of `A Broken Consort' titled `A Box Of Birch'

Wonderful!.
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