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Nine Stones Close



3.93 | 154 ratings

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5 stars Some albums, rarely, make a huge impression on the very first listen. Much rarer is the album that not only grabs you after one listen, but becomes such a part of your musical world that you find yourself thinking of it nearly all the time, humming little fragments at odd times, different themes and rhythms from it running through your mind unbidden. Traces is one such album. Outstanding performances from ALL of the members, truly something that will enrich you the more you listen to it. It has been said in other places that it is a melancholic album, but I don't get that sense from it at all, rather there is an overriding sense of beauty, particularly from Marc Atkinson's vocals and Adrian Jones' guitar, although, as has already been said, EVERY member of the band brings their own very special contribution to the album. Bearing in mind that all the band members have full time day jobs as well, this makes the achievement all the more remarkable. Highly Recommended
cyberfloat | 5/5 |


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