Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The River Cry - Sleep Baby Sleep

Recorded in an old schoolhouse on the south-west Irish peninsula in the depth of winter just (allegedly) gone, there's a big touchstone to For Emma Forever Ago in the spaciousness of Dubliner Hilary Claire Woods' sparse piano laments and not that much else in the way of instrumentation, her tender vocals brushing up against the almost seeming field recorded songs to affecting ethereal effect. Oh yeah, this is the same Hilary Woods who used to be the acknowledged pin-up bassist in JJ72. But seriously, try and overlook that. Buy and stream from here.

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