Music Reviews

Title: Apple Pentacle
Format: CD
Label: Prikosnovenie (@)
Distributor: Audioglobe
Rated: *****
After her collaboration with Oophoi Louisa didn't stop and she prepared this delicious album that gathers classic folk elements (Gaelic as far as I can understand of folk music), a little bit of jazz (because of some instrumental solution and sometimes her voice) and a little bit of electronic arrangements a la Laurie Anderson on "Which of these worlds" (the vocal treatment remembered me "Oh superman"). Sometimes her voice remember me some Cocteau Twins melodies (like on "Ceracini") but her main vocal reference on this release is Kate Bush (as stated on the presentation sheet). Musically I can't say that Louise remember me Kate Bush because she and and her collaborators use a wide range of traditional instruments that made the tracks do sound different: the harp, the mandolin, the viola and all the acustic instruments are picked gently creating a charming atmosphere. Also the traditional references, made of various stories coming mostly from Green Man mythology, made of APPLE PENTACLE an album of its own that will please your spirit and awaken your ears.

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