by Sarah Deere-Jones
Sarah-Deere Jones blends Celtic harps with aeolian harps to provide a landscape for listeners to share, and to create contemporary and traditional images of the Scottish highlands. Recorded at various sites across Celtic Britain, ‘Soirbheas’ is originatively spilt into five different sections and places telling a passionate new story through the magical use of only the harps.
The album begins with St Govan’s Bell, a Soothing calming take on the 6th century chapel. The song starts with an aeolian recording made at St Govan’s head, which makes for a magically calm and steady breeze, creating the gentle aeolian sound.
Stand out final track ‘Whispers’ has been smartly mixed with the hypnotic beat of a wind turbines combined with wind generated aeolian harp sounds, a musical reflection on the diverse powers of the wind.
A fantastic album to wind down your day with, the tracks are not only therapeutic, but also create a tranquil ambience. This album is a credit to Sarah-Deere Jones, who has tried something new and succeeded. Natasha Kumar