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Play on Light
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Play on Light shimmers, floats, and sways much like morning's first light dappling crisp bed linens. The harp, said to have been fathered by the biblical Jubal (eight generations from Adam), is not only the oldest stringed... more »
Play on Light shimmers, floats, and sways much like morning's first light dappling crisp bed linens. The harp, said to have been fathered by the biblical Jubal (eight generations from Adam), is not only the oldest stringed instrument, but one of the oldest all round. Cunning then, that contemporary Scottish harp duo Sìleas should make music at once both ancient and fresh. Perhaps best known as one half of the folk band the Poozies, Patsy Seddon on gut strung and Mary Macmaster on mixed metal-strung harps create an exciting blend of rounded and sharp tones, accented by the lovely folksy lyrics sung in both Gaelic and English. Bringing to mind Edinburgh's green esplanade peopled with elderly ladies, young lovers, and museum visitors beneath the cobbled stone road leading to the castle, track 5's three parts range from a days-of-yore pipe march adapted for harp to a meditative, brooklike trickle to a spirited, puddle-splashing jig. --Paige La Grone
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(4 out of 5 stars)
"Play on Light manages to be both introspective and joyful at the same time. Patsy Seddon and Mary Macmaster weave complex melodies around each other, bouncing musical ideas off each other, with the two very different harp tones completely interdependent. Although the music is very carefully crafted, it remains spontaneous, with the tight, honed technique and a flowing, rippling sound providing a rich backdrop to haunting vocals. This is a good album for the times you just need to stop, listen, and float away."
What a fantastic album!
Ari Lauren | Chicago, IL USA | 11/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Play On Light, the third album for the Scottish harp duo Sileas, is a fantastic effort! The interweaving of the very traditional-sounding vocals with the blend of different harp sounds is fascinating. Tracks 6, 7, and 10 are particularly impressive, though the entire album is worthy of praise. And you're in for a surprise on Track 11!"