Judy Dyble - The Whorl (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 330 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Label: Talking Elephant | # TECD094 | Time: 00:45:46
British Folk, Folk-Rock, Folk-Prog, Prog-Rock, Ambient
The final instalment of Judy’s entrancing trilogy of albums for Talking Elephant is a perfect continuation of the second (Spindle), notably in the consistency of both its poetic lyrical invention and its adopted sound-world. It brings eight more new songs to the table, resplendent in beautiful aural clothing that’s smooth but edgy, refined but somehow quite primeval. The dominant timbre is, as before, intelligent prog-ambient keyboard texturings, which are all down to the wizardry of Judy’s chief collaborator Mark Swordfish (of Astralasia); however, such is the excellence of the recording that neither is Judy’s vocal ever in danger of being drowned in a sea of synths nor are the key instrumental lines or "voices" held anywhere but in exemplary balance.