Sunday, 1 November 2009

Nancy Elizabeth - Wrought Iron (Leaf)

Lancashire based modern folkstress Nancy Elizabeth brings us a spellbinding second album. The problem with her first album was that it was way too musically dense, which meant that the melancholy of her music and the beauty of her voice was lost. Thankfully on Wrought Iron she has chosen to follow a more bare musical route and the fruits of this decision are plain to see. It is a haunting album, which recaptures the specialness of her compositions that can be found on her debut EP, the miraculous Wheel Turning King. High points include the slow moving Tow The Line, almost whispered Feet Of Courage and peaceful Cat Bells. Wrought Iron is a subtle yet rewarding album.

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