Album review: MG Boulter, The Water Or The Wave (Harbour Song)

 

It’s a long road to anywhere from the Essex Delta. The good thing about Boulter – whose second solo album away from the Lucky Strikes this is – is that he’s intent on the events of the journey rather than on what awaits at the end of the A13.

This is muted, Americana-derived English guitar and drums music that wears its influences delicately, even as it cleaves to them. His voice is as light as Michael Stipe’s and there’s no shortage of weather or hearts.

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