Good Shepherd "Ah...Good The Sea" E.P.
Basically the work of Duncan Poyser, "Ah...Good The Sea" contains five
perfectly formed tracks that are gently pastoral in flavour, their
delicate melodies and instrumentation taking the listener on a journey
through rolling hills, waving meadows and lazy clifftop days. Opening
song "Sunday Morning Son" drifts in like a hazy morning, notes dancing
in the sunshine paving the way for a haunting vocal line that will
slow your heartbeat in an instant with its West-Coast vibe. On "Flown
the Other Side" the mood is maintained, acoustic songwriting at its
finest, whilst "Slow Down" has traces of John Martyn in the laid back
jazzy percussion that underpins its simple melodic pleasures.
Shimmering in a cloak of gentle effects, "The Beast" is softly spoken
Psych-Folk, that fades like a dream before "Cold Swell Rising" brings
it all to a close, melting out of the speakers to coat you in bliss,
ending a damn near perfect collection that will become an essential
part of your collection.