An ode to the simplicity of the countryside
Adrian Crowley - Season Of The Sparks

On his fifth album, this Irish folk singer, who remains relatively unknown outside Ireland (where The Irish Times recently placed him in their top ten list of Irish musicians), celebrates the power and tranquility of nature with a collection of slow moving, hazy, yet oddly enchanting tales about the inner peace of the natural world.

Yes, that means we have songs about birds, rivers, horses, bees, and trees (“Where the black branches breech all covered in vines” Crowley hums in ‘Summer Haze Parade’). It works thanks to Crowley’s ability to craft a beautiful lullaby to the simplicity of the countryside. John Craven was never this poetic!


Words by Stephen Maughan

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