In The Air Or The Earth

The Askew Sisters

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May 5, 2014

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Fresh from their work with acts such as Lady Maisery, The Elizabethan Session and The Dufay Collective, The Askew Sisters return with their enchanting new album, 'In the Air or the Earth', expertly produced by Andy Bell (producer of BBC Folk Award Best Album 2014 'The Full English').

This is a dark album that explores themes of boundary crossing, tackling profound and enduring questions about life, death and the in-between. Their adaptation of 'The Wife of Usher's Well' is striking: Emily's driving fiddle creates a stark setting for Hazel's captivating voice, which won her Best Female Singer in the Spiral Awards 2011. Concertina adds a new dimension to the sisters' sound in 'The Unquiet Grave': you can almost hear the rain dropping as the instruments intertwine around Hazel's delicate vocals. They play fiddle and melodeon with the unity of two people who have played together all their lives and woven throughout are influences of Emily's work on the early music scene, creating a unique new sound on tunes such as Hare's Maggot and Crimson Velvet. This is a captivating album of cinematic arrangements and it cements Emily and Hazel's position as two of the finest musicians on the English folk scene.

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Catalogue number RBRCD20
Barcode 5051078934426
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 54g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 120mm x 8mm x 140mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. The Maid on the Shore -
2. The Wife of Usher's Well -
3. Room for the Cuckold; Beaux of London City -
4. The Unquiet Grave -
5. The Whitehall Minuet; Hare's Maggot -
6. Old Father William -
7. Our Cat has Kitted; Crimson Velvet -
8. The Young Girl Cut Down in her Prime -
9. Parson's Farewell; St Martin's -
10. I Wish the Wars Were all Over -