Album of the Week: Edgelarks by Edgelarks

Album of the Week: Edgelarks by Edgelarks

“I first heard Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin at a gig organised by Black Duck Folk at Steam, Swindon at which, they announced that they were renaming themselves and releasing a new album as Edgelarks.

The new band name comes with a new project, building on the roots of their previous work in British traditional musics, Indian classical slide guitar, stomping roots beatbox harmonica….yes really!

I pre-ordered the album on Bandcamp and it arrived today, ahead of the official launch on 6th October.

Track Listing

  1. Landlocked
  2. No Victory
  3. Signposts
  4. Undelivered
  5. Yarl’s Wood
  6. Caravan
  7. Estren
  8. Iceberg
  9. Song of the jay
  10. Borders
  11. What’s the Life of Man?
  12. The Good Earth

Verdict: 4 Stars (4 / 5)

Edgelarks cover

Blurb from Bandcamp

This album is about transitional spaces. Liminal places, people and times, the straddling of boundaries and thresholds; crossroads and borderlands; travellers and refugees; dusk and dawn. The pause between an old way and a new. The idea that, despite often being places of marginalisation, these are also places of change – and therefore places of hope. That, when social norms break down, when you are between two established worlds, there is a chance for new perspectives. That in the end, we have far more in common than things that divide us, because we are all liminal – we are all standing on the threshold of tomorrow. We are all just passing through.

Monday Music Mix: 15-5-17

Monday Music Mix: 15-5-17

 

Back on air after a couple of weeks away in Antigua. What a wonderful place that is…. lovely people. It would be rude not to feature a few reggae tracks tonight, espacially as we met Damien Marley when he was staying at our hotel with his band – interesting folks.

I played new music from The National, LCD Soundsystem & the brilliant Benjamin Booker. Catch tonight’s playlist on Spotify.

I hope to see some of you at Steam GWR Swindon on Friday. See sidebar.

I’m on the radio every Monday from 20:00 – 22:00 UK time and am always happy to get your feedback on the music I play each week  – please leave a comment.

 

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Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin bring a wide variety of roots influences and stunning lyrical and instrumental virtuosity to create passionate and powerful songs.

Out of the Ordinary Tour, at Steam GWR Swindon, tickets £14 in advance, £16 on the door (includes one day entry to STEAM museum, excluding special events).  Doors 7:30pm, show 8pm.

Tonight’s Playlist