ALBUM REVIEWS


Tinlin
SHADE OF THE SHADOWS
BREAK CONVENTION RECORDS 22.9.12
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Tinlin are comprised of brothers Alex and Rolf Tinlin. An already well-established acoustic folk-pop outfit, this album sees them stepping things up a gear, and they have the support from Jack Carrack on electric piano and percussion, adding a new dimension to their sound.

This is easy listening music. The brothers are well known for their use of harmonies and use them, they do! Their voices blend perfectly with each other and draw the listener in.

This is a painstakingly perfectly crafted album. The musicianship is startling Ė it is raw music that hasnít been overproduced in a studio somewhere. The tracks are mesmerising and hypnotic. Itís not usually my cup of tea but I was beguiled by this album. If youíve never given this genre of music a go, you canít go wrong by listening to Tinlin to pop your acoustic folk cherry.


Becci Crowther

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