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Released: 08.06.18






If you’re in your thirties and wondering why Hilary Woods’ name rings a bell, Google it. I’m not wasting (much) space on her past.

What matters is that Colt is a towering achievement. Woods’ ghostly vocal floats atop funereal piano, sensual synths and the sparsest of beats, creating this other-worldly experience which is still somehow enrichingly human and emotive.

It’s incredibly evocative stuff from a truly gifted creator of moods, which will invoke a vivid array of images and feelings. It’s a lovely surprise to hear such a powerful piece of work from an artist on their debut.

Colt is a deeply personal and affecting album and I doubt we’ll hear many more rewarding records than this in 2018.



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