TRACK REVIEW: Heather Ferrier – Circles | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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This will be unlike anything you’ve heard for a long time. It’s different from the outset, even before you realise it is pure accordion, with not a word spoken. There is something end-of-the-pier about Heather Ferrier’s release, not in the sense of flashing and bad magic, but in the rotating colours it creates, like an auditory Ferris wheel, and in the thick swishing feeling it embodies.

This swishing is like waves washing in and out on the shore, thickened further by the slowly all-consuming electronic elements that Heather has trippily and delightfully married with it. It seems to build in momentum throughout, and finishes with a brief flourish, the way a clown suddenly ends a juggle. You’ll find yourself snap out of a trance and applaud.

 

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