ALBUM REVIEW: Keeley Forsyth – Limbs | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 25.02.22







From the cast lists of Holby City, Casualty and Coronation Street to critics’ Album of the Year lists, Keeley Forsyth’s maiden foray into music proved one of 2019’s unlikely cult hits. A refinement of Debris’ stark and engrossing soundworld, Limbs tweaks its predecessor’s palette with spectral drone and pulsing percussion; a riveting sonic scene where each note is afforded its claim amidst asphyxiating silence.

By far the greatest source of intrigue, however, remains Forsyth’s voice; a ghostly, isolated presence whose sharp operatic tones are subject to fresh experiments in form and timbre. In fact, whereas Debris’ desolate minimalism sought instant impact, Limbs’ probing explorations of silence and space unfurl at their own pace – demanding more, yet richly rewarding the faith of repeat listens.


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