Our Daily Bread 244: Alasdair Roberts ‘Pangs’

April 13, 2017

ALBUM REVIEW
Words: Ayfer Simms



Alasdair Roberts  ‘Pangs’
Drag City

We would dance around a flame to a convivial, festive and bustling horde some centuries ago, we would be amid a budding ardent party with a Celtic twist, we would have a sense of freedom, and jubilation, the kind that swept across the 60s, we would raise our hands and let the flowing, upbeat, melancholic songs of Alasdair Roberts guide us through the path of some ancient relief’s concoctions.

We would feel the pain, striking and sharp, brought upon by the fear of some eerie creatures lurking in the dark forest and we would find comfort in being hurdled together singing Alasdair’s airs.

We’d wield our hands remarkably close to the sparks of the heat, at the center of things, to signify the greatness of human bonds, we would hold some electric guitars and add an era to those ancient rhymes, we would follow the wind’s direction and let the vocal chords vibrate like Alasdair’s haunting whispers.

His music awakens some long forgotten practices, some exalted moments between individuals, such as weeping of joy and mourning together in front of the invisible great black wolves aura nagging our psyches. With this modern folk music, the world seems forever colossal and our hopes even more heightened.





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2 Responses to “Our Daily Bread 244: Alasdair Roberts ‘Pangs’”

  1. The Swede said

    Alasdair is a constant joy. Ever restless, always moving forward. ‘Pangs’ is a glorious successor to one of my favourite LP’s of last year, ‘Plaint of Lapwing’. Is it me or is there a vague echo of Suede’s ‘Dog Man Star’ in the artwork?

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