Sunday, 10 February 2013

Bethany Weimers - Harpsichord Row

Best Sheen Free

Generally beautiful old-school folk [accepting some digitalised percussion/background] but it’s mainly piano and guitar and the full, clear [sometimes echoed], resonant vocal that doesn’t come within another continent of a fashionable affectation. Catchy hooks with multi-tracked vocals add layers to the folk storytelling, as on The Letter. 1784 is even more adventurous in its vocal strands, but these can adorn songs that are perhaps not as rich melodically as they could be. My favourite is opener Silver Moon, reminding most of Trees-era folk – even some Principal Edwards – which is less ‘polished’ then later and that’s what really appealed.

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