Karine Polwart “Ophelia” – Listen

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?”.

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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