Karine Polwart’s latest album ‘Laws Of Motion‘ has, quite rightly, received the raviest of reviews – you’ll recall what Americana-UK thought (here) when giving a mighty 9/10. The gently haunting ‘Ophelia‘ is, quite literally, a wind swept track – you can feel the wind blowing through the words that paint a delicate picture of the atmospheric effects caused by the tail-end of Hurricane Ophelia. It prompted Karine Polwart to say “When the easternmost Atlantic hurricane ever hit The British Isles, it brought with it Saharan sand and an uncanny light. Meantime, deadly wildfires ravaged Galicia and Portugal, causing black ash to fall as far north as Tallinn in Estoni” and then ask the question “Isn’t it time we started acting as if we’re actually sharing the same earth, the same air?”.
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