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Various Artists: Heaven on Fire (Fire/digital outlets)
Graham Reid | | <1 min read
Elsewhere rarely touches mixtape albums but this one has been compiled by Britain's Jane Weaver whose albums we have been most often entranced by, and she has gone into her Fire Records label to spotlight material by other Elsewhere favourites such as Vanishing Twin, Virginia Wing and Brigid Mae Power.
It opens with the title track from Weaver's most recent and most excellent Flock album, moves to Vanishing Twin's Big Moonlight and then on through less familiar names like Marina Allen, Mega Bog and Islet Gwenno, Lucy Gooch, Faten Kanaan and Okkyung Lee.
Fire Records has a quite remarkable catalogue of contemporary artists (in addition to re-presenting JPSE, Pere Ubu, various UK post-punk cult acts and the on-going Chills).
Consider this Weaver's calling card for Fire and let yourself be immersed in her selection which favours seductive, slightlydelic atmospheres and folk mood pieces.
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