Album Review: Unfurling by Beck Sian

Album Name: Unfurling
Artist: Beck Sian
Year/Label: 2008 / Independent
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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Beck Sian is a relation to Kate Bush which hardly comes as any surprise if you hear her music. She has an ethereal voice and the Celtic influences are present and correct. She writes her own material and adapts traditional folk songs. She’s clearly her won woman and as a listening experience this album is hard to beat.

Moss sees the voice reach high, pure notes and the music sweeping along nicely.

Greensleeves is familiar territory, but this version fits into Sian’s mystical soundworld. Her vocals are like something out of a dream.

Under Thunderous Skies sees Sian take a song of her own that’s quite lovely and strum her guitar wonderfully.

The Foggy Dew another traditional song, gets a nicely atmospheric reading. The use of a didgeridoo elsewhere spices up the album’s sound and gives it a unique flair.

Beck Sian’s Unfurling is an album to treasure.

Posted on April 22, 2008

Track Listing
1. Dungarvan
2. Unfurling
3. Moss
4. Tangled in Green
5. Shadow of a Dream
6. Greensleeves
7. Messages in Dreams
8. Under Thunderous Skies
9. The Blacksmith
10. Sherbrooke Forest
11. The Night Will Never Stay
12. The Foggy Dew
13. Mountain Ash
14. Strahany’s Black Mix
15. Ethereal
16. Dream Beneath the Trees

[Beck Sian Official Site]

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