SETH LAKEMAN - Word Of Mouth

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Folk/Folkrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 157 / 2-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Cooking Vinyl | Autor: WS

Celebrated by the "Times" as "New Folk Hero", the Briton and violin virtuoso Seth Lakeman once again bears witness to his abilities on his seventh solo album, which, like the German translation of the album title "Word Of Mouth", no longer require "word of mouth". This time the live band of the multi-instrumentalist is used more, which gives the disc more dynamics. The recording was made in a church. When you think of the surround sound, which is so important for acoustic instruments, it's not a bad choice. The massive "The Wanderer" begins with a lot of violin tremolo. "Another Long Night" is more clearly linked to traditional folk. Lakeman's bright tenor voice leads pleasantly, but also somewhat arbitrarily through the rich folk cosmos. Sethman combines folk attitude with the classic "working class" songwriting of Bruce Springsteen or Billy Joel, which can be heard in "Labour She Calls Home". There are also solo excursions on fiddle and mandolin ("bells"). Otherwise rockfiddelt it powerful ("The Courier", "Last Rider", "The Ranger").

Top track: The Wanderer

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