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Review of Hearth

Hearth

Mairearad Green

Buie Records

Rating: ★★★★

Multi­instrumentalist Mairearad Green’s latest album is inspired by the women and landscapes of Coigach, a peninsula in Wester Ross in...

Reviewed by Billy Rough in issue: November/2020

Review of Çay Vakti

Çay Vakti

Yair Dalal | Project Suzy

Primary Music

Rating: ★★★

This charming release features two of Israel’s most highly regarded musicians collaborating to showcase songs from the early years of...

Reviewed by Bill Badley in issue: November/2020

Review of Clap & Applause

Clap & Applause

Coreyah

Plankton Music

Rating: ★★★★

From K-drama on Netflix to K-beauty in Boots, South Korea has been on a remarkable rise to prominence in the...

Reviewed by Liam Izod in issue: November/2020

Review of If You See a Rook on Its Own, It’s a Crow

If You See a Rook on Its Own, It’s a Crow

Elle Osborne

Elle Osborne

Rating: ★★★★

Lincolnshire-born singer and fiddle player Elle Osborne first hit the folk scene with her 2000 debut Testimony. This was followed...

Reviewed by Tim Cumming in issue: November/2020

Review of 3NE

3NE

Niqolah Seeva

Vlad

Rating: ★

Niqolah Seeva seeks to push established boundaries and challenge our preconceptions; his first album presents itself as the clarion call...

Reviewed by Bill Badley in issue: November/2020

Review of The Wilderness Yet

The Wilderness Yet

The Wilderness Yet

Scribe Records

Rating: ★★★

Taking their name from a line in Gerard Manley Hopkins’ nature poem ‘Inversnaid’, this Sheffield-based trio boast the vocals of...

Reviewed by Kevin Bourke in issue: November/2020

Review of Viento y Tiempo: Live at Blue Note Tokyo

Viento y Tiempo: Live at Blue Note Tokyo

Gonzalo Rubalcaba | Aymée Nuviola

Top Stop Music

Rating: ★★★★

In August 2019 the award-winning Cuban artists Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Aymée Nuviola teamed up to play six sold-out nights at...

Reviewed by Jane Cornwell in issue: November/2020

Review of Sunshine Day: The Boyhood Sessions

Sunshine Day: The Boyhood Sessions

Osibisa

Red Steel Music

Rating: ★★★

Richard Linklater spent 12 years making the 2014 movie Boyhood, a remarkable and sprawling investigation of the human condition refracted...

Reviewed by Nigel Williamson in issue: November/2020

Review of Song to a Refugee

Song to a Refugee

Diana Jones

Proper Records

Rating: ★★★★

After five fine albums of Appalachian-tinged folk songs, Diana Jones felt too devastated by the horror of Trump’s election to...

Reviewed by Nigel Williamson in issue: November/2020

Review of Cliffs

Cliffs

Garefowl

Penny Fiddle Records

Rating: ★★

The St Kilda archipelago, located 50 miles west of the Outer Hebrides and evacuated 90 years ago this year, exercises...

Reviewed by Rob Adams in issue: November/2020

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