ALBUM REVIEW: Heath Common – Encounters With Light | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 25.05.15

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Like a musical sommelier I am getting hints of Radiohead, memories of Pink Floyd, a moment of Jethro Tull and a suggestion of Steeleye Span with a definite John Cooper-Clarke nose. These clear influences protrude throughout the album, Women Of Lincoln for example seems to be a nod to Another Brick In The Wall and Alison Gross, with a bit of jazzy flute for good measure. The theme of setting poetry to music works very well and is relaxing in its tone, but the recording quality could be better; it sounds a little like it was recorded in someone’s garage, but in many ways that adds to its charm. Very hard to pin to a particular genre, Encounters With Light has universal appeal.

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