Album review: Georgia Ruth, Week of Pines (Gwymon)


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The Welsh harpist Georgia Ruth is a rare talent, able to transcend borders of language, style and age with apparent ease. At its simplest, Pines reinvigorates folk standards; but elsewhere, exploratory arrangements blending her harp with synth, guitar and ambient noises lend distinctive colour to her own material.

The title track is stunning, her intimate romantic implorings borne on a Neu!-beat folk- rock chug, while “Mapping” winds aqueous bass, synth and a tickle of noise around her harp to devastating effect. A dazzling debut, rich with sweet pain and joy.

Download: Week of Pines; Mapping; Dovecote; Codi Angor