Jim Ghedi “A Hymn For Ancient Land”

The combination of gorgeous fingerpicking, verdant orchestration and heartfelt songwriting on A Hymn For Ancient Land can feel like a welcome antidote to the haughty irony of much of today’s alternative music. At other times, the genteel emotional register of the compositions and bucolic ambience of the track titles gives off an air of pastoral kitsch – a rose-tinted view of nature and folk music that feels strangely both naive and carefully constructed. Taken as a whole, this makes for an album filled with inventive guitar work that is occasionally hampered by over-egged production and sentimental arrangements [ . . . } Read Full Quietus Review

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