Reminds me of Fairport Convention working with Led Zeppelin...part gorgeous pastoral folk, part surprisingly heavy '70s hard rock, plenty of psychedelica, all buoyed by Lavinia Blackwall's astounding, incredible voice. Great for fans of Black Mountain looking for something a little more pretty...but not TOO pretty.
Favorite track: My Father Was A Collapsing Star.
Nice pop balladry with a folk influence. My first thought upon hearing this was "female Paul McCartney" but it is probably aiming for Sandy Denny territory. Lavinia was in psychedelic folk band Trembling Bells. Art Fin
There seem to be rich layers to this album. I've discovered a hidden layer... serving as my idiosyncratic companion to an evening watching the sun set over Kotor Bay in Montenegro... Alex and Lavinia's beautiful tones... accompanying the slow progress of the sunlight retreat across the hillsides.. and the gradual appearance of the moon over mount Lovcen. Perfect. stuarty18
Knowing nothing about him at all, I saw Alex Rex at the Moseley Folk Festival a few weeks ago. He was terrific, probably the act that I enjoyed most of all; terrific original songs delivered with verve, vim and elan (Yup, I'm not a robot). So I had to buy the albums. And I'll play them on (shameless plug) The Slightly Different Radio Show (Lewes Radio - so I won't be advancing anyone's career!). Anyway, he was great. And you can edit this. Nick Cooper