Album: A Filetta, Una Tarra Ci Hè, (Deda/Reedition)

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The Independent Culture

This Corsican ensemble is almost unknown in Britain – and when you look at their packaging, you understand why.

The liner notes (in French and Corsican) tell us nothing about the background to their music, so all we can do is savour the beauty of their art. They sing huddled together, because their subtle counterpoint requires sensitivity to the composite sound. Their previous CD, Bracana, was a feast of polyphony, but this one more recalls the medieval music of France and England. The effect is ravishing.