Dot Allison: 'Exaltation Of Larks' (Cooking Vinyl), Billed as a kind of "pre-psychedelic" influenced collection of heartfelt songs summoning up her youthful experiences pitched somewhere between Dusty Springfield and Dionne Warwick inspired songs of longing and love. These are large stripped down guitar and voice odes with accompanying percussion and the odd fill of fiddle and strings. Produced by Kramer, this sees Dot join the legions of female singer songwriters battling it out to gain the latest crown. Not that it sounds like she's trying too hard, as this set sticks to the simple is best sensibility.
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