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Antony Hegarty

Posted 30 Jan 2012 @ 2:50pm
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How do you finish a banner year after releasing a critically-acclaimed sophomore record? Well, if you’re contemporary folk act The Unthanks, by releasing a live album of covers, of course. An eclectic one at that.

 

Doing exactly what it says on the tin, Diversions is an unedited audio document of a one-off performance at the Union Chapel in London, in which the baroque...

Posted 7 Oct 2011 @ 10:38am
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Classically-trained harpists rarely infiltrate the world of alternative, indie or popular music, but inimitable artists such as Joanna Newsom and Active Child are compelling exceptions. Of course, Newsom has the upper hand in terms of lyrical sustenance and virtuosity, but Active Child possesses, undeniably, the superior voice. Resplendent in its majestic orchestrations, electronic flourishes...

Posted 31 May 2011 @ 10:47am
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'The Magic' is a soulful, life-affirming ode to liberating oneself from the complicated labyrinth of our minds. When Joan Wasser (aka Joan As Police Woman) sings, "I'm feeling for the right way out of mind / Looking for the alchemy to release me from my maze / I am making myself", she's alluding to one of life's most burdensome quandaries. "I'm letting the obsessive thinking take over when 99...

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