Bowerbirds - The Clearing

Generally impressive results
Bowerbirds - The Clearing
With third album ‘The Clearing’, Bowerbirds have decided to pack up the eight-track and move into the studio. And it shows, with the crescendos more enveloping, the drums softer and the strings often treading the line between the ethereal and grandiose. Their newfound studio-tech savviness comes hand in hand with a confidence not displayed before, with the less predictable tracks such as ‘Hush’ and ‘Brave World’ proving to be highlights. Despite these features the album does lose momentum towards the end but hey, here we have a relatively new band experimenting with the boundaries of their proposed genre, with generally impressive results.

7/10

Words by GEORGE BOORMAN

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