Lookaftering

Vashti Bunyan

Lookaftering

October 25, 2005

British Folk

Thirty-six years after her acclaimed 1969 debut, the British folk singer followed up with this album, produced by composer and atmosphere impresario Max Richter. Despite many collaborators, including Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsome, and Robert Kirby (who arranged the strings on her first record as well as Nick Drake's albums), Bunyan's voice and songs are always center stage.

- Thom Jurek

Arthur Verocai

Arthur Verocai

Arthur Verocai

1972

MPB

Employing a lush string section, stiletto-sharp bursts of brass, and electric piano melodies that twinkle like stars, Verocai's heady productions draw on folk, jazz, and pop traditions from both sides of the equator to make music that is both immediately familiar and quite unlike anything else you've ever experienced.

- Jason Ankeny