Lankum Between The Earth And Sky (27 Oct 2017)

Lankum — Between The Earth And Sky (27 Oct 2017)

     Lankum — Between The Earth And Sky (27 Oct 2017)  Lankum — Between The Earth And Sky (27 Oct 2017)≡→     Lankum: Between the Earth and Sky review — brilliant, raw, detonating folk. ≡→     Lankum are unquestionably one of the most happening bands to emerge from the Irish underground  in decades. Evolving from their previous incarnation as Lynched, their second album and first on Rough Trade, finds them still cutting a similarly startling  edge as  Cold Old Fire. Carrying the nonconformist label of  folk miscreants, they’ve already earned a five star Guardian review for their new work. Does it fit the Louder Than War bill?Fotka uživatele Ben Tais Amundssen.                                  © 3000 x 4200  Photo credit: Aidan Kelly Murphy, © 2016.
Location: Dublin City, Ireland
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre: Irish
Sub Genre: Irish Folk
Album release: 27 Oct 2017
Record Label: Rough Trade
Duration:     56:54
01. What Will We Do When We Have No Money?     5:49
02. Sergeant William Bailey     5:24
03. Peat Bog Soldiers     2:54
04. The Townie Polka     6:59
05. Bad Luck to the Rolling Water     5:18
06. Déanta in Éireann     8:15
07. The Granite Gaze     5:36
08. The Turkish Reveille     11:46
09. Willow Garden     4:53
Companies, etc.
≡→     Recorded — Analogue Catalogue
≡→     Recorded — Guerrilla Sound Studios, Dublin
≡→     Mastered — Southern Studios
≡→     Designed — Stag & Serpent
≡→     Mixed — Guerrilla Sound Studios, Dublin
≡→     Phonographic Copyright (p) — Rough Trade
≡→     Copyright © — Rough Trade
≡→     Banjo, Trombone — Alex Borwick
≡→     Bayan, Concertina, Harmonium, Harp, Piano, Vocals — Radie Peat
≡→     Co~producer — John “Spud” Murphy, Julie McLarnon, Lankum
≡→     Concertina, Uilleann Pipes, Vocals — Ian Lynch
≡→     Design, Illustration, Layout — Glyn Smyth
≡→     Fiddle, Viola, Vocals — Cormac Mac Diarmada
≡→     Fife, Slide Whistle — John Flynn
≡→     Guitar, Piano, Vocals — Daragh Lynch
≡→     Mastered — Harvey Birrell
≡→     Mixed — John “Spud” Murphy, Lankum
≡→     Percussion — Lugh Dias Santiago Ó Loingsigh
≡→     Recorded — Julie McLarnon
≡→     Snare — Daire Garvin
≡→     Double album in gatefold sleeve.
≡→     ‘They do mark a turning point in folk… that authentic voice of the streets is back in a big way.’ — Mark Radcliffe
≡→     ‘Anarchic, yet connected, rootsy and gutsy… I love their music, it is just so damn good!’ — Mike Harding
≡→     ‘The most convincing folk band to come out of Ireland in years.’ ★★★★★ — The Guardian
≡→     ‘An object lesson in how to perform old songs in new ways.’ ★★★★ — The Independent
≡→     ‘The most exciting album of traditional Irish song in decades.’ — TradConnect
≡→     ‘Funny, compelling, engaging, exhilarating.’ ★★★★★ — Songlines
≡→     ‘Positively mesmerising and vital.’ ★★★★★ — fRoots
≡→     ‘Harsh, but deeply affecting.’ ★★★★ — Mojo
≡→     ‘Battery~acid sharp.’ 8/10 — Uncut

Jude Rogers; Thursday 26 October 2017 18.30 BST / Score: ★★★★★
≡→     There is folk that wants to whisper in your ear, and then there is the music of Lankum: urgent, desperate and detonating, full of lyrics and sounds smacking together like waves shattering stones in a storm. The latest folk signing to Rough Trade Records (a label delving brilliantly into traditional song in recent years), the quartet — formerly known as Lynched — marry the rawness of the Watersons with the roar of Richard Dawson, and eerie drones plunge their coarse, clattering harmonies further into darkness. What Will We Do When We Have No Money? is a particularly startling opener, Radie Peat’s vocals loading the Irish Traveller song with the impacts of poverty and pain. Anti~fascist anthem Peat Bog Soldiers feels similarly urgent about the terrors of our own times, while Lankum’s own compositions connect too. Ian Lynch’s Déanta in Éireann, about Irish emigration, and The Granite Gaze are particularly hard to shift from the mind. Lankum inhabit a harsh, uncomfortable world, but a vital one.
Written by Thomas Blake 23 October, 2017
≡→     A change of name can be a big thing for a band. Building up a fanbase means building up a musical identity and an identity of image: a brand, for want of a better word. This can take years of touring, performing, recording, and doing all the behind~he~scenes witchcraft that makes everything tick. To change your name after all this hard work can feel like an act of self~sabotage. So when the change comes about due to perceived moral necessity rather than as any marketing or legal decision, it is an especially brave call. Dublin folk rabble~rousers Lynched had been turning heads and impressing critics for a few years when they felt they could no longer ignore the ‘unavoidable implications [their name had] in regards to acts of racist violence’. No offence had been meant — the name was a play on the surname of brothers and founding members Ian and Daragh Lynch — but nonetheless, they took the important, and entirely correct, step to distance themselves from those implications. (excerpt)
Jeff Hemmings
Written by Mike Ainscoe;31 October, 2017 / Score: 9/10


Lankum Between The Earth And Sky (27 Oct 2017)