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Alasdair Roberts

The Fiery Margin

Drag City



cd

Released: 13th Sep 2019

£11.99


lp

Released: 13th Sep 2019

£21.99


a record of quiet beauty, this collection of originals thrums with melodic warmth and begs to be played in front of a glowing fire.

Here, he taps the percussive elan of Alex Neilson and the expansive bass playing of Stevie Jones, who have paired together with him on a couple of previous albums. The album moves fluidly from acoustic to electric guitars while adding the nimble playing of Irish violist Ailbhe nic Oireachtaigh to embody and expand the parameters of the material. Additional players bring touches of accordion, pedal steel guitar, saxophone and barbershop vocals, aiding Alasdair’s process of excavating to mystical depths. this has the distinction of being an exceptional recital whose origins could be ascribed to traditional Scottish, Irish and English music, not to mention the sounds of the world beyond. 

The Fiery Margin

Tracklist

  1. False Flesh
  2. The Evernew Tongue
  3. Europe
  4. Comments
  5. A Keen
  6. The Stranger with the Scythe
  7. Actors
  8. Common Clay
  9. Learning is Eternal
  10. The Untrue Womb