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CD: Mara Carlyle - Floreat | reviews, news & interviews

CD: Mara Carlyle - Floreat

CD: Mara Carlyle - Floreat

Rescued from three years on the shelf, this may be amongst 2011's best

Mara Carlyle's 'Floreat': emotive songs performed affectingly

It opens quietly, with swelling strings that evoke Mendelssohn's Fingal's Cave. After they give way to a jazzy percussion and wordless vocal interplay, Carlyle declares, “I used to sleep/ Too many secrets to keep”. Floreat itself was almost a secret, almost not released. Thankfully, this dream of an album is now coming out. Seamlessly roaming across jazz, Cajun music, English classicism, show-tune styles and electronica, Floreat is one of this year’s benchmark releases.

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It's "I used *not* to sleep".

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