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ALISON COTTON

Only Darkness Now (2021 reissue)

Friendly Recordings



limited silver lp

Released: 5th Nov 2021

£19.99


With gliding viola & choral forces, Only Darkness Now is a more alive, peopled landscape than its predecessor.

Moods remain contemplative, concerned with vivid, historical netherworlds & torments – we see this in extended album centrepiece 'Behind the Spiderweb Gate' and in 'In Solitude I Will Fade Away'. However despite its title Only Darkness now has a brighter expanse: Cotton layers viola, chimes & Omnichord - an electrical ghost-like medieval drone, alongside percussion, harmonium, piano & voice. This is a confident record, lifting Shirt of Lace by medieval revivalist Dorothy Carter, from Celtic lament to cathedral like grandeur.

Only Darkness Now (2021 reissue)

  1. Behind the Spiderweb Gates
  2. In Solitude I Will Fade Away
  3. How My Heart Bled in Bleeding Heart Yard
  4. The Hill Was Hollow
  5. Shirt Of Lace

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