Sunday, September 20, 2020

Alasdair Robert - Fretted And Indebted [Infinite Greyscale 014]

And they are back! After an extended break of approximately 18 months the Berlin-based imprint Infinite Greyscale makes a big return to the release circuit with a full on 21 minute ten track album and a different format - still one-sided and with a beautiful silk-screen print on the flipside of the vinyl but now scaled up to 12" for a reason, providing enough space for Alasdair Robert to take on a wide variety of what seem to be classic traditional Scottish Folk Songs of which some are harking back to as far as the early 1700s. Amongst them are beautiful, mesmerizing acoustic instrumentals like "The Braes Of Tulliemet" or frolicking pieces like "The Smith's A Gallant Fireman" alongside touching raw, intimate acapellas like the ode to "The Seasons" and "False, False" which, due to their specific tone, feel and intonation alone, speak volumes about the state of the minds and souls of those who originally wrote these ancient, historic pieces in the days of yore and most probably never thought much about who or if those tunes might be enjoyed by people a few hundred years in the future. An album as rare and pure as an untouched meadow.


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