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Aerial, Blog

Okay, it was my mate Tony, who alerted me on this one, his "review":http://www.ijamming.net/?p=247, then another somewhere, and then my inner nudge; I picked it up: ’Aerial’ her first release in twelve years.

It’s full of simple but beautifully executed elements, languid sounds, tunes, tone poems, and almost songs that unfold with a kind of inexorable logic, chosen by a soundworld trammelled only by its own, deliberate, limitation. The lyrics do a similar thing, simple, lightly buoyed on an ocean, like icebergs in that there’s a lot going on underneath.

This is "’Old Magic’":http://www.greenmanreview.com/adderlytales.html to use "Allan Garner’s":http://www.sfsite.com/11b/gom45.htm phrase, wild, free, feminine, tensile, bound with earth force, but it renders a fundamentally relaxed effect. Gone the hysterical Kate of yesteryear.

An overriding musicality dictates how all the tools of music-making get used here, not as easy or obvious as it sounds (pun intended), The voice for example, that flexible three octave wonder never does more or less than enough, while great ears set the back-up harmonies ("Bulgarian":http://www.singers.com/choral/mysterebulgares.html influenced?).

It’s nice to feel something this musical and alive, heartwarming, cheering…

"Bexley-Heath":http://www.bexleyweb.co.uk ’s finest does it again.

Caveat Emptor: the cover is lousy, as the discs tumble out on the slightest excuse. Handle with care! Also you can try "Kate’s":http://katebush.com website, but I found it frustratingly slow.