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Album: Scent of Soil, Scent of Soil (Hubro)


They should have stuck a scratch'n'sniff card of rich Norwegian earth in with this intensely bucolic album fronted by composers Tore Brunborg on reeds and Rhodes, and vocalist Kirsti Huke.

The opening song, "Breeze", is so good you might never get beyond it, with Huke's voice suggesting Stevie Nicks meets Joni Mitchell against a hypnotic backing closer to Susanna & the Magical Orchestra than Brunborg's work with Tord Gustavsen. Nothing beats it. PJ