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A spectacularly consistent album.

This short (32 minute) acoustic album (apparently their third) from the duo of Andy Morgan (vocals, guitars, bass, bouzouki and cittern) and Viil Hov Fjøse (vocals and guitar) is an utterly compelling proposition for any Fireworks reader who enjoys gentle, slightly ethereal music of folk rock sensibilities, with more than a smidgeon of traditional Celtic folk, a dash of Blackmore's Night: in fact you'll find quite a variety of influences at work here.

Ten tracks: eight songs and two instrumentals perfectly captured for me the wonderfully cool conditions of the late evening after July's long hot summer days. Where there are harmony vocals, they are exquisite, with Viil's voice predominating, except on 'Simple Soul' and album closer 'From The Cold', this latter revealing a delicate vocal interplay.

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'Behind The Door' is a spectacularly consistent album, but after several plays favourites are coming to the fore: instrumental 'North Sea Lights' being a tour de force as is 'The Raven' that segues into and precedes it. The Blackmore's Night redolent 'There's My Love' is a delight as is the very traditionally sounding 'Breathe': but there's nothing here to sniff at.

This release by Stonecraft showcases the fruits of a delightful collaboration between the members of this duo, and for those of you who like this sort of stuff: well, you can buy with confidence. Go to www.stonecraftmusic.co.uk to do so.

Paul Jerome Smith

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