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Monday
Aug132012

Mark Mulholland and Craig Ward 'Waiting for The Storm' - Jezus Factory Records 

Both Mulholland and Craig have long and varied careers which encompass  playing  with and in variety of musical projects. They got together over a mutual love for the music of Pentangle and Nick Drake and others of the English folk club scene.

 The duo are joined here by double bassist Hannes d'Hoine to create a tapestry of guitars underscored by the sonorous, dexterous bass. They mix skilled instrumentals with subtle and gently-voiced songs written largely by Mulholland with a couple of contributions from Ward. This is the sort of music ideally suited to a live listening room or to a quiet sitting room, where its ambience can fill the room and even allow reading or another quiet pastime whilst absorbing the playing skills of the participants.

The music made by the duo is subtle, and as such, is not going to make too many waves in the music world. Rather, it exists in its own space, one that will be of interest to those who appreciate music on a different level to that which requires hype or decibels to make its point. Whilst awaiting the storm you can enjoy that which comes before in the company of some fine players and their collective music. 

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