Here are a list of albums that have been released between September 2018 and August 2019. Click on the links to read more about the album. If your album is not on the list fill in the form here. Any questions please contact us.
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Beyond Talisk Records (42 mins)
Fresh from a well-deserved win of the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Musician of the Year award for concertina player Mohsen Amini, Talisk release their second album. And what a cracker it is too. There is a remarkably powerful sound from the trio, which includes Hayley Keenan on fiddle and Graham Armstrong on guitar. The eight self-penned tracks take as their inspiration all the places the band have visited over the last couple of years. ‘Montreal’ is a foot-stamping, blistering opener whilst ‘Cabot Trail’ is a beautifully sweeping and pounding evocation of the North American landscape.
‘Rations’ is a sweaty duet between fiddle and concertina, with some tasty pounding guitar; while title-track ‘Beyond’ hints at rich promises still to come, via energetic and unexpected rhythms. Talisk also bring a remarkable guest-list on ‘Farewell’: Breabach, Skerryvore, Tide Lines and We Banjo 3 are among many others joining the band on vocals. There is a wide-eyed enthusiasm here for all things traditional and a burgeoning excitement at where the band is heading which is incredibly infectious and endearing. Fresh, invigorating, accomplished and playfully frisky: this is a wonderful release.
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