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Artist: Mary Epworth
Label: Sunday Best
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 01 September 2017

Mary Epworth releases her sophomore album, Elytral through Sunday Best. It's an album that leans more to the dark and experimental side. The album sees Epworth letting loose of her darker instincts through grinding, splintered soundscapes, electronic experimentalism, prog, psychedelia and free-jazz...

I couldn't get on with Elytral. I did try, really hard, to get my head around it. In fact for over a month I played it, on and off, hoping to trigger some spark of recognition or understanding... but I just didn't warm to it. None of the tracks stuck with me... and, as I listen to it once again as I write this review, I realise that I still don't know this album. It's like the first play through... I have no immediate reaction to it... well, other than it bores me a little.

It sounds a little out of time, like a '90s experimentation album, but funked up a little. The album contains 10 songs (37 min, 11 sec) and no doubt Epworth's fans will lap this up. Personally, I wasn't really impressed.


Nick Smithson

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