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The Edge

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Scots singer Alyth McCormack has a pretty but rough-edged voice and a penchant for placing traditional Gaelic songs in settings that involve various combinations of breakbeats, cello, piano, and barely recognizable electric guitars. The arrangement on "MhicShiridh," which opens McCormack's debut album, is one case in point: the accompaniment consists of string bass, piano, and a gauzy, distorted guitar part that lurks and hovers in the background. "Hi Horo" combines intricate jungle beats and faintly robotic synthesizers with a treated flute and heartbreakingly lovely sung melody. Settings like these rub shoulders with a capella renditions of other songs. The cumulative ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Scots singer Alyth McCormack has a pretty but rough-edged voice and a penchant for placing traditional Gaelic songs in settings that involve various combinations of breakbeats, cello, piano, and barely recognizable electric guitars. The arrangement on "MhicShiridh," which opens McCormack's debut album, is one case in point: the accompaniment consists of string bass, piano, and a gauzy, distorted guitar part that lurks and hovers in the background. "Hi Horo" combines intricate jungle beats and faintly robotic synthesizers with a treated flute and heartbreakingly lovely sung melody. Settings like these rub shoulders with a capella renditions of other songs. The cumulative mood ends up being stark and sometimes challenging, yet strangely comforting overall. The Edge is a sometimes willfully challenging but consistently beautiful record.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/17/2007
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 5055014600055
  • Catalog Number: 678333
  • Sales rank: 376,006

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mhicshiridh (4:02)
  2. 2 Mar a Tha (6:54)
  3. 3 Dheannain Sùgradh (4:10)
  4. 4 The Selkie (2:53)
  5. 5 Tha Mulaidh (2:27)
  6. 6 A Fhleasgaich Óig (3:04)
  7. 7 O Mo Dhúthaich (2:53)
  8. 8 Mo Thruaigh (1:20)
  9. 9 Bothan (3:55)
  10. 10 Hi Horó (4:26)
  11. 11 A Mhairead Óg (3:16)
  12. 12 MacCrimmon (4:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alyth McCormack Primary Artist, Vocals
Mary MacMaster Electric Harp
Jim Sutherland Drums
Aidan O'Rourke Fiddle
Kevin Mackenzie Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Rory Campbell Human Whistle
Technical Credits
Alyth McCormack Arranger
Jim Sutherland Arranger, Programming, Producer
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