Uncut Review

The Lost Brothers: Halfway Towards A Healing (8/10)
Gorgeous harmonies curated by Howe Gelb.
On first listening to the fifth album by Irish songwriters Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland, it’s hard not to view them as Simon & Garfunkel reborn in the Arizona desert. The harmonies are exquisite, lending a sense of timelessness to gently understated melodies. Listen harder, and the subtleties of Howe Gelb’s production blow in – the galloping rhythm of “Come Tomorrow”, the spaghetti western instrumental “Reigns Of Ruin”. The penultimate tune, “Nothing’s Going To Change Me Now” is a straight-up country strum a hymn to “cruel shattered days”, ebbing between resilience and regret.

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