A Pocket Of Wind Resistance

Karine Polwart With Pippa Murphy

A Pocket Of Wind Resistance

The latest release from the Scottish folk singer-songwriter, with composer Pippa Murphy, is a re-creation of an Edinburgh International Festival stage show from 2016

ADM rating[?]

8.5

Label
Hudson Records
UK Release date
17/11/2017
US Release date
17/11/2017
  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    A brilliant record that deserves to be heard from start to end
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  2. 10.0 |   The FT

    The story crowds with heartbreaks and revelations and, in the end, hope, as the bog melds into a universal womb
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  3. 10.0 |   The Observer

    Its blend of historical drama, ballad ghosts and philosophical memoir is compelling, made as intimate as if it were in your own skull by Polwart’s warm, wise, attention-commanding voice
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  4. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    A Pocket Of Wind Resistance combines powerful storytelling and songwriting to produce something special
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  5. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    This record is to be thoroughly recommended
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Polwart conveys contrasting themes of tragedy, redemption, hope and homecoming with immensely affecting guile. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    This record is an epic, emotional endeavour, and a stunning one, too
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  8. 8.0 |   The Independent

    A taut allegorical message about community and progress, all set to vividly evocative arrangements by soundscaper Pippa Murphy, employing harp, celesta, balofon and percussion as required
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  9. 7.0 |   Uncut

    The arrangements are light and percussive, and Polwart's singing is bell-like. Print edition only


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