CD Review: Sugaring Season - Beth Orton

Last updated 05:00 11/11/2012
Sugaring Season - Beth Orton
Sugaring Season - Beth Orton

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Beth Orton

Almost six years on from her last album and Beth Orton has completed the move away from electronic-based folksiness to simple folk. 

While there's no doubt her early collaborations with William Orbit and Chemical Brothers played a big part in helping her establish a wider audience for her sweet moodiness, Orton has never sounded so natural. 

At heart she is a folkie and it's curious to note the influence of the late British folk guitarist Bert Jansch on songs such as Call Me The Breeze, State Of Grace  and Poison Tree, where Orton's own playing is a lot more confident and stylised. 

Similarly, her lyrics are more direct - Dawn Chorus is a lovely meditation on isolation.

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