Little Oak

Fri, Mar 23, 2012, 00:00

Dark FallsHrusevo Reco ***

Unless you have had an issue with your human rights over the past several years, it’s unlikely you’ll have heard of Doireann Ansbro, qualified human rights lawyer by day and a very fine (gently spooky) singer-songwriter by night. Dark Falls is an aptly titled, generally sombre and sober album of astute indie-folk that references the likes of Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver without being slavishly indebted to them. Fire-crackling late-night tunes such as Snow, You’ve Got the Shoes, Twilight, Moshi’s Song, Breathe and The Sunset Groupies provide evidence of Ansbro’s talents for fashioning deft lyrics that drip with elemental imagery. Ditto the music, which fuses subtle alt.folk with Blair Witch-like naturalism and found sounds. As honest a statement of intent as you’ll hear? Yes, m’lud. myspace.com/littleoaksongs

Download tracks: You’ve Got the Shoes, Twilight, The Sunset Groupies