ALBUM REVIEWS

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WIND RESISTANCE : THE EXPRESS : ★★★★

Karine Polwart - A Pocket Of Wind Resistance review: Beautiful and brilliant 

By MARTIN TOWNSEND  

Nov 19, 2017

4 / 5 stars 

It’s hard to believe that the carving of a child’s crib or the death of a fledgling…

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A POCKET OF WIND RESISTANCE : FATEA

 

This release is definitely one to treasure. An absolute gem. 

David Kidman

A Pocket Of Wind Resistance perhaps isn't to be regarded a new Karine Polwart album in the conventional sense. Rather, it's a "journey…

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FAIREST FLOO'ER : SPIRAL EARTH

By Dave Kushar 

For a short spell when a majority of activity grinds to a halt around Christmas I find the stillness requires a special musical accompaniment. Something to complement the thin winter sunlight and the raw weather. If you're on…Read more

TRACES : THE SPHINX ★★★★★

By Ian D. Hall -  14 August 2012


There are just some musicians who shouldn’t be allowed, by act of law if need be, to be away from the public eye for too long. Scotland’s Karine Polwart is one such…Read more

TRACES : BBC MUSIC

Jude Rogers 2012

An album that will live long, an album to live with, and live in.

Pick characters you'd expect to kick off contemporary folk songs, and you might not name Farrah Fawcett and Steve McQueen. But Karine Polwart's…Read more

TRACES : THE GUARDIAN ★★★★

Robin Denselow
Thursday 9 August 2012 

Here's further proof that Karine Polwart (above) is one of the finest singer-songwriters in Britain today. Over the last few years she has expanded her range, and her audience, through her involvement with the…Read more

FAULTLINES : BBC RADIO 2

Mel McClellan
March 2004 

Blipping the folk scene radar first with a stint in Battlefield Band then with her own group Malinky, this 33-year old Scot comes of age with her debut solo album. Eleven original songs confirm suspicions that…Read more