Anyone looking to escape the modern world should spend some time with Maivish, whose brand of traditional Brit/Irish songcraft is solid, calming and transporting. The instrumental “Lamento” has vivid, cinematic potential. “Lonesome Woods” and the love song “Sunlight into Blue” fairly reek with rural splendor, thanks to a delicate touch of rustic fiddle, flute and percussion, with maybe a hint of jaw harp.
Vocalist Adam Broome, however, despite his plaintive sincerity and solid integrity, has a range and tone that limits the band’s impact. He’s also, at times, overmixed as well. For now, female backup voicings add an appealing glow, but the group might consider enlisting a singer who can take them to the next level.
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