emily fairlight

‘Mother Of Gloom’ may be something of a misnomer for Emily Fairlight’s latest record, which is oddly uplifting despite not being in any way ‘light’ aural fare. A New Zealander who calls her sound ‘Doom-folk’, her haunting, distinctive vocal is at times reminiscent of Sera Cahoone or Cat Power’s Chan Marshall, and it sits perfectly within a musical soundscape that draws from the well of raw pastoral folk that Will Oldham, Gillian Welch et al utilise, while also incorporating the dustbowl majesty of Calexico. Highly recommended!

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