Album Review: In the Garden by The Shroud

Album Name: In the Garden
Artist: The Shroud
Year/Label: 2001 / Magpie Records

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

“In the Garden” is the Shroud’s third CD. Their music is gothic in nature but also has trip hop and rock influences.

Lydia Fortner’s persuasive lead vocals take centre stage to great effect here.

“Vision” is a brilliant up tempo rock song that would sound great on the radio.

“Black” is sparse and sensual with a Portishead-esque vibe to it.

“Let Go” recalls mid-eighties 4AD drampop with spiralling guitars and an ethereal feel.

“In the Garden” is a record that stands out in its genre and is certain to win the Shroud new fans.

April 15, 2002

Track Listing
1. In The Garden
2. Mirrorworld
3. Green Velvet
4. Psychopsis
5. Vision
6. Black
7. Let Go
8. Valeriana
9. Pandora
10. Spiral Back
11. Collector
12. Dans Le Jardin

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