"Review: The Doomed Bird of Providence – Will Ever Pray (2011)
artist: The Doomed Bird of Providence
release: Will Ever Pray
year of release: 2011
label: Front & Follow
detailed info: discogs.com
The first album by London-based project The Doomed Bird of Providence let by Mark Kluzek is immediately a bulls-eye. These nine tracks of nautically inspired folk set an atmosphere perfectly and holds moments of great musical beauty.
Although Kluzek’s drunken sailor type voice is the first thing that hits you when you play the album, and it may take some getting used to, it quickly becomes clear that this music asks for exactly this type of raw, honest, and pathos-filled vocals. The first few tracks bear a heavy stamp of historical sea shanty stylings, and they sway gently, accompanied by guitar, accordion, violin, bells, and percussion. …