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Aimee Wilson

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Aimee Wilson’s new album is inspired by the Sacred Harp, a Protestant tradition of unaccompanied vocal singing that can be heard here in its uncut form in the traditional “Detroit”. The other songs here are her own, and the Sacred Harp singing is set against the playing of her band, including hurdy-gurdy and Chinese erhu, and Wilson’s own singing, thick, quivering in ecstasy and utterly committed. (4/5 stars)
-Financial Times

Aimee Wilson is like an alternate-reality Gillian Welch. American “roots” in country-folk are readily discernible, but her groundwaters run deeper; and from them spring sounds at once Celtic and universal, brought to fruition through the use of ancient instruments like harp, hurdy-gurdy and Chinese erdu. The best songs on Unto Us the Sun burn bright with the embers of racial memory. There is something primal and archetypal afoot in the chanted closing of “Celebration” and the strange inevitability with which it occurs. On “Down Came a Rock” and “Suri”, Wilson’s voice quavers like the faintly heard spirits of lost civilizations. -PopMatters, Eric Miller

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  • tsintskaro

    If anyone knows where I can find a copy of "Timbers Fall" then please let me know.

    28 May 2009 Reply

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