TRACK REVIEW: Heather Ferrier – Engine For The Sound EP | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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The Morse Code-like siren call that begins Lacuna, the opening track on accordionist Heather Ferrier’s Engine For Sound EP, is an alert aimed at grabbing attention. What follows becomes a melting pot of influences and contemporary folk arrangements that playfully complement each other. This new trio featuring Heather, Alasdair Paul (guitar) and Adam Stapleford (drums), crosses genres and melodies. The joyful swoon of Apple and slower lilt of The Break introduce a bucolic air, an easy sense of peace, luxuriating in the gentler pace before dissipating in their crescendos.

The EP is augmented with fiddle and viola (Niles Krieger) and double bass (Sam Quintana) and the nine-minute title track further highlights the uninhibited pleasure of playing with friends and riffing on themes that explore music’s hidden corners.

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