ALBUM REVIEW: The Unthanks – Mount the Air | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: Monday 9th February

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It’s ten years since their first album and The Unthanks have made their most complete and perfect record since the unbridled magnificence of The Bairns.

This may well be their most divisive record, pushing away the purists but attracting a whole new audience. Not only does Mount The Air give platform to the most beautiful vocal performances from Rachel and Becky, it shows producer/arranger/musician Adrian McNally at his imaginative best.

From the Miles Davis-influenced opener to the gentle melancholy whirl of waiting, this is a record not to be rushed or hurried through. It’s a wistful afternoon looking from a rain washed window, a cosy stretch in front of an open fire, a lovely cuddle from the one you love.

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