Latest Product Reviews See All Reviews (Total 1 Reviews)
Fraser Fifield - Honest Water
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 23/02/2008 13:14:42
Straight in with the groove - and what a groove! This is a nicely paced (not too fast) tune titled 'Dark Reel' that will hypnotically draw the listener in with its combination of layered sounds. Fraser (for the uninitiated) was the multi-instrumental whiz kid from Scotland's Old Blind Dogs. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of various pipes including small, border and highland he knows how to utilise them all without indulging himself adding saxophones, keyboards, clarinet, acoustic guitar and even percussion to the musical melting pot. I suppose in a way we're moving into territory already broken by the likes of Moving Hearts, Nightnoise and more recently Capercaillie and as far as I'm concerned I can't get enough of it. OK, so maybe I am into what many would say is 'elevator' music and if that is the case this one's surely headed for Heaven but (and I know I'm not in the minority here) that would be seen as detrimental to the artist. You can't put a label to this kind of music and maybe that's where Fraser might find it a little daunting as regards his marketing. It's just that as an 'art form' no one seems to know where to pigeonhole this style of music. Crossing several barriers including Jazz, Funk and Folk you can't quite put your finger on it - let's just leave it that this is ultimately a recording of beauty that deserves a far wider audience than it will attain in the 'folk' market place. Considering there's not a traditional track in sight, Fraser is a fine tunesmith and I for one hope he succeeds in achieving his own goals as a musician and if there were any festival organisers out there reading this review this music would be great for a late night session. Go on - take a chance and buy this recording.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: celtic3 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Shipping cost £ 1.50 to:
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Iceland,
Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
UK Free shipping
Free UK Shipping - Orders are shipped from Canada, please allow 10 - 15 working days for delivery.
Shipping cost £ 3.00 to:
Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine
Shipping cost £ 4.00
- Bahrain, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam
- The Pacific
- American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Samoa
- Shipping cost £ 6.00 to:
- Central America and the Antilles
- Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Panama, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands
- South America
- Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
Shipping cost £ 1.00 to:
Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, United States