Efatha

This Is What You Get

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This Is What You Get is Lancaster, PA, group Efatha's debut. Soulful fiddle resonates through "Hymn of Solitude" and the plaintive "Sandbox Sculptures," while "Far, Far Away" has a lively, rocking beat, accented by tambourine. Images of the sea are intertwined with the theme of a friend's lost love on "Wish," while for contrast "Rain Fall Down" speaks of the transformative value of true affection. "Monkey" deals with the negative effects of conformity and "5 Roses" provides acoustic, ethereal rock. Efatha makes the words to their music available at their website, http://www.efatha.com/lyrics.asp, so stop by for a look. In all, it's a pleasing selection with lots of original material, a welcome addition to the folk genre.

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