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Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
With Robertson's clear soprano, expert harp playing, and lively rhythms, The Spiral Gate sounds a bit like early Loreena McKennitt, although McKennitt's sound was always richer, with lush textures, passionate singing, and ... more »
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With Robertson's clear soprano, expert harp playing, and lively rhythms, The Spiral Gate sounds a bit like early Loreena McKennitt, although McKennitt's sound was always richer, with lush textures, passionate singing, and ancient melodies. Robertson's artistry is breezier, at times slow and lovely, at times animated, but always featuring a few choice instruments (usually the harp, accordion, and fiddle) that create a light, crisp landscape over which Robertson dances with her voice. And although Robertson has long been known for her harp work, it's her pretty voice that proves intriguing on this CD. In fact, her vocals could have benefited from more spotlighting--the recording softened her vocals with special effects that blurred her tone, and this is a loss. Overall, The Spiral Gate is a pleasant affair from an artist who knows how to write lovely--if modern--Celtic-flavored music. --Karen Karleski
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Sharon D. from SANDY LAKE, PA
Reviewed on 9/4/2006...
While this album has some great music on it, it is not exacetly what I was looking for. So I am willing to pass this to someone else who is more into Kim Robertson's style of music.
Good solid recording by a proven artist.
Merrill Hess | Albany, LA USA | 10/11/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Kim reaches a wider, more contemporary audience with this recording. This is a good recording for a new listener to start with and a good addition for her fans. If you like this, you may also like the two recordings that I consider her best works. Wild Iris w/Steve Kujala and Angels in Disquise w/Alasdair Fraser. I've listened to Celtic music since 1971. I regard Angels in Disquise as one of the finest Celtic harp recordings ever made, even though it has some classical and other folk tunes on it. I put it close to Alan Stivell's Renaissance of the Celtic Harp. Enjoy!"
Choice vocals with an renowned reputation in harp!
Merrill Hess | 04/09/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Kim Robertson has once again provided us with her popular and reputable harp playing, and in addition, her beautiful voice! The CD is not as good as some of her other recordings but still should be listened to and greatly enjoyed! The Celtic music she plays is accompanied in various songs with *French* lyrics, which adds a whole new flavor to it! Great..."