Great review of Iain’s album from Norman Chalmers in the Scotland on Sunday. The original is not online yet so we thought we’d put it up here for you.
Iain Copeland – A Northerly Land
4 out of 5 stars
This is an emotionally substantial creation, fused together from the creative imagination of the Skye-based musician, programmer/composer and percussionist, with the input of a variety of musicians, plus Gaelic singer Fiona J Mackenzie and poet George Gunn. Formed from the experience of their shared residency in the Mackay Country of northwest Sutherland, the nine tracks distil the cold landscapes into deeply moving collages, especially with the archive ‘Ossianic’ recording of the late Gaelic traveller, Ailidh Dall, and his storyteller granddaughter Essie Stewart’s vocals. The beautiful architecture from all the ancient and contemporary sounds sits happily under Copeland’s supervision and obvious groovemastery.
Download this: Ailidh Dall of Lairg
Scotland on Sunday 1 Dec 2013