by Arlet

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Sven B. Schreiber (sbs)
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Sven B. Schreiber (sbs) "Chamber Folk" is the genre tag that descibes this album most accurately, in my opinion. Folk melodies with polyphonic classical arrangements around Aidan Shepherd's accordion, with a nod to Belgian avantgarde à la Univers Zero, sometimes reminding a bit of the great Nightnoise. Shepherd demostrates that creating innovative music isn't just putting a couple of riffs in a row. It's developing an idea patiently from a stream of notes into a consistent magnum opus. Favorite track: Song for Someone.
Anita Botman
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Anita Botman This is thoughtful music and yet full of emotion. This group is bursting with good ideas and whats more important: they know how to change these into real music.
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Aidan's 04:48
Ciao Ragazzi 04:27
Summertimes 03:21
V12 05:10
Soundtrack 06:01


released September 9, 2013

Rosie Holden - Violin
Owen Hewson - Clarinet
Thom Harmsworth - Euphonium
Aidan Shepherd - Accordion
Ben Insall - Guitar

Andy Renshaw - Bodhrán
Nick Walters - Trumpet
James Gow - Double Bass
Raven Bush - Mandolin

All compositions by Aidan Shepherd (PRS)
except 'Catharsis' in track 1 by Amy Cann
Introduction to Summertimes created by Seth Scott

Recorded at Wicker Studios
Engineered by Joel Magill
Edited by Barney Pidgeon
Mixed by Joel Magill
Mastered by James Stone

Cover Artwork by Rosie Holden
CD Design & Photography by Alaric King

Available on Smugglers Records

Thanks to all our families for their tolerance to music making at often unsociable hours, Matthew Watkins, Libby, Dave and Miriam at the Pinetum, Joel Magill at Dawn Chorus Recording Company, Will, Phil and the team at Smugglers Records, SondryFolk, Sam Bailey, Dan Fryer and Alaric King. And thank you for supporting independent music.


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Arlet Canterbury, UK

"Just once in a while an album comes along that takes you to places you hadn’t realised existed. Arlet’s 'Clearing' did this, and much more, for me." (Folk Radio UK)

"Gorgeousness in the Spiro/Penguins zone." (fRoots)

" talent and feeling bursting through with each track..." (Thank Folk for That)
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