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LARKIN GRIMM - PARPLAR

Alternative Ulster Magazine | DOMINIC COYLE

Perhap’s it’s the homely and woody sounding guitar, or perhaps it’s the White Witch voice she possesses...

...but I can’t help but feel that Larkin Grimm’s music would sound perfect deep in the forest, with the accompanying crackle of a gigantic bonfire burning close by. Wonder and anger run through Grimm’s music. Lyrics are deeply entangled-making literal sense of them is only occasionally possible. Recurring themes include troubled hearts, worried minds and the hidden perils of the un-fairer sex. The effects of a childhood spell in a religious cult and more recent period living under canvas possibly explain how sounds of the commune environment and the wilderness have seeped into her music. A banshee-folk album that deserves to be listened to.

rating 8 out of 10

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