TRACK REVIEW: Michael Curran’s Deaf Fiction – Forests | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Forests is the final chapter in Michael Curran’s Deaf Fiction series and an expert drawing together of the project. The track is infused with closure, gently meandering with moments of grandeur.

Vocals, strings and drums are interwoven with a hint of soft reverb. Despite being a mammoth seven minutes, Forests is well-paced; the music is in no hurry, with a slow, steady tempo that is primarily vocal-led. There’s a sense of comfort in this music, with its visually rich images of sleep and wooded forests. Perhaps also comforting is the celebration of community, Curran philosophises “if you’re on your own you’ll turn to stone in time”. 

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