Review by Carys
|3 For Joy is out now on Park Records|
Right from the beginning of the opening track “Lock the Door Larriston” the harmonically pleasing vocals of Maddy, Giles (of The Carnival Band and founder member of Bellowhead) and Hannah (Lady Maisery) float joyfully out of the stereo, leaving you longing for the music to drop in at the end of that first verse because that is the only possible thing that would make your heart LEAP... and then, at precisely the right moment, it does.
Predictable? Certainly. But why tamper with a winning formula, which this most definitely is!
|Giles, Maddy and Hannah|
In the hauntingly beautiful “Dacre”, Maddy and Hannah's voices blend together beautifully on the first hearing... and then comes the quiet realisation that there is more depth, more tone – because at some point Giles has joined them. Wonderful.
Overall, an album that appears deceptively simple on a first hearing reveals more and more layers with each playing. Highly recommended.
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