so emotive, so beautiful,so haunting. A craftsmans work of art. So much could be written about this band, Folk Rock mixed with poetry?, maybe, Classical Rock? again maybe. No. I don't think a label could be put upon them. Annie Haslams vocal purity is surely from heaven placed into musicianship highly skilled in its profession and here you have the perfect collage of sound fit for the angels to savour. Every song is an experience from Can You Understand down but the final two tracks 'At the Harbour' and the title track 'Ashes Are Burning' will live with you forever and ever. Sombre, atmospheric, thought provoking and hauntingly brilliant. Music at a peak of excellence! This album should be hung in the tate gallery for all, with headphones attached. it is a masterpiece. Ten Stars!!!