While Angels Watch – Still the star shines

After the nice ‘Dark Age’ album Cynfeirdd now released a mcd of the British dark folk act While Angels Watch. It contains 4 tracks, which are produced by Matt Howden. Matt also contributes his typical violin sound, while main man Dev is further supported by the lovely voice of Jane Howden.

The first track ‘Crossing the tide of time’ is certainly the highlight. A fine dark romantic song, with piano and violin, the grave vocals of Dev and the second voice by Jane. It has an unexpected atmospheric ending, which is seamlessly followed by the tranquil flowing piece ‘Moonchild’.

Furthermore this EP contains alternate versions of the album tracks ‘Eye for Eye’ and ‘The Waiting Ground’. These new versions sound very convincing, with more power than the originals. In general these mcd displays a good step forward compared to the album.

artist: While Angels Watch
label: Cynfeirdd
details: mcd, 4 tracks, lim. 288. [Cyn 026]