Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hit and mist


WITH this release, James Yorkston is now four LPs into a career that has promised to deliver, at some point, a truly classic album.
And some sections have already hailed When the Haar Rolls In, named after the mist on the North Sea, as it.
However for me, this unfulfilled promise continues to roll on.
Undoubtedly Fife's James Yorkston can deliver some beautiful, string-soaked folk indie, but it can be so understated it's like he's not saying anything at all.
A ramshackle yet beautifully crafted record, When the Haar Rolls In is well worth a listen, but lacks the dynamism - or should the be athleticism - to make it a truly memorable record.


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