London based (with Cornish roots) Red River Dialect have just released their fourth album Broken Stay Open Sky. A mix of city life, country living, and rolling cliffs all influence the seven tracks on their fourth album Broken Stay Open Sky. It’s a short but potent record. There’s a windswept energy to proceedings, atmospheric sounds, far reaching sweeping sonics and vibrant vitality. The ‘views’ are painted in glorious musical colour, each a simple snapshot of the images that make up our growth.
At times radiant, at others heartbreakingly sad, the tumultuous background to the album is clear. Singer and songwriter David Morris clearly got good at ‘riding the wind’ – the one that is called lungta in Tibetan (and is also a horse). You can almost smell the old wood and damp stone of rural churches, as the bells chime out. Rough hewed walls and rolling hills are cast up into view. It feels genuine, and open. Investigating both the concrete reality of daily life and the cosmic expansion we search for. There’s a desire to make the personal universal, through solid details and abstract ideas, that more or less comes off. Nothing marks out Broken Stay Open Sky out as remarkable in the folk rock scene, but it’s a solid collection of tunes that hint at the band’s own experience of navigating life.
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