The fact that founding member Sam Genders was no longer part of the last album had been noticed by the somewhat directionless flowing songs. That was a shame, because the project, which had grown from a duo to a music collective, had delivered a wonderful album between Electronica and Weird Folk in 2007 with "Good Arrows", which sat between all chairs. That's exactly where Tunng, currently on the road as a quintet, want to go again. According to bandleader Mike Lindsay, you've become more relaxed, and that has also had an effect on the music, which has always sounded relaxed. Actually, not much has changed in Tunng: The acoustic, reduced tracks still inspire with the mysterious, dark magic they radiate. If too much electronica is used, however, the pop-like structures are reinforced, which despite all the mantra-like catchiness usually has a negative impact. The band, especially when Becky Jacobs reaches for the microphone, is able to play a wonderful spun-on pastoral, original folk music that sounds modern and archaic at the same time.
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