Pinkie Maclure & John Wills have made five albums since they met in the late 1990s after Wills left his first band, hypnotic noiseniks, Loop.
The Cat's Cradle is thoughtful and reflective, a canny combination of laments, soundscapes woven around strong poetry. The quality of playing and the blend of instruments tell you that there is something different about this. It's as vital as the acid croft movement, but going off in a very tangental way. Lyre, concertina, melodeon and voice combine with more familiar guitar and drums to find a style that references a lot of traditional folk, but manages to find a different route to the goal.
Pinkie Maclure: Vocals, Concertina, Accordion and Bells.
John Wills: Guitar, Strings (Lyre) and Drums.
01 The Bending Wood
02 Slowly, Slowly, The Water Flows
03 Cat's Cradle
04 Good Luck Look Upon You
05 Fine Flowers In The Valley
06 I Take The Long Way Round
07 Over And Over And Over
08 Lay Down Your Arms
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