Recommended by us on 30th April 2009.
'Jesus fucking shit! These jamz claw so hard at the tatties below methinks the Lord misnamed them, having intended to say trembling BALLS' (Will Oldham).
'Trembling Bells are my kind of band — the recording feels live, the sound is gloriously imperfect and they know their roots. Highly recommended' (Joe Boyd).
'You are not going to come across a record more gorgeous OR fist-in-the-air than this. Simultaneous crying and fighting music. Bring on the Army, 20,000 to 1. Or bring on the Long Lost Love. This is the record for that! This is not a description; it's a Goddamn warning' (Ben Chasny).
'**** A deeply affecting ode to lost love resonates with the ancient spirit of Britain. Alex Neilson has a theory that folk music is at its heart free, and hence can serve as the base for whatever kind of journey you care to take from it. The theory is put into practice brilliantly on this incredible collection of songs, which combine early music, psychedelic noise, anthemic rock and traditional British melodies to carry tales of heartbreak and yearning.... [Lavinia Blackwall's] voice is extraordinarily affecting — so pure and light, she sounds more fairy than human — and she brings great tenderness to sad love songs such as Summer's Waning and Garlands Of Stars... the myriad musical ideas are nailed down by classic, disciplined songwriting' (Mojo).
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