Wednesday, 2 December 2009 Labels: Folk~ The Seasonal sevens are a series of 7" vinyl single releases by Autumn Ferment Records that features 2 different artists contributing a song representing the various seasons. For this the Autumn edition the label has brought together Pamela Wyn Shannon and The Magickal Folk of the Faraway Tree, both equally beguiling in their own right.
Woolgathering from Wyn Shannon is quite simply beautiful. Her voice is soothing and inspiring, interacting perfectly with the instrumentation of the dreamy guitar, lilting strings and ethereal sound of the glockenspiel. Really wonderful stuff.
The Magickal Folk's offering is the low-fi, slightly twee The Blackthorn Tree. The off kilter vocal harmonies are endearing, giving the song a feel of a modern day nursery rhyme.
It is brilliant to see a small label that is bringing out quality music in a vinyl format. Long may it continue.