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Fire Records

Released: 18.02.22







Another gorgeous album by Modern Studies, the Scottish psych folk purveyors and surveyors of nature, mood and atmosphere. Sweeping strings flower into chamber pop harmonies centred around Emily Scott’s rich vocal seam. Voicing poetry in words and musical motion, notion and notation. Capturing and captivated by the passing of a weather event across a wild country, cinematic and dream-like.

This fourth long player sees Modern Studies opening up a more verdant account of themselves. Augmented by an occasional growling guitar and lashings of string interludes, the songs are instant and immediately accessible, shimmering, simmering, magically melancholic. But so, so uplifting. This is music hand-crafted to keep you warm on a cold February evening. I do love this band.


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