I’ve been trying to catch up with allot of music recently and with the mercury music prize awards finishing last week i thought it would be a perfect time to revisit the albums from their shortlist and listen to the ones i hadn’t heard yet.
Anna Calvi’s album One Breath was one I had missed untill now and I’m throughly impressed by the whole thing. The arrangements included within it’s 11 tracks are wonderful. instrumentation is always additive to the experience without ever feeling over produced especially in the string sections which manage to provide some sweet contrast to some of the albums harder elements without feeling tacked on as they do in many alt-rock/indy albums.
Suddenly is the starting track and kicks the whole thing off with a beautiful use of dynamics and attention to detail that is seen throughout: