Introducing a brand new EP from Torous – emerging Celtic Alt Rock outfit from Birmingham, UK.
Paint The Sky – Very Pentangle-esque folky acoustic intro, soon becoming heavier and more edgy, whilst still retaining that alt/folk feel, with distinctive Celtic angles. Marc’s voice is really coming into its own here and reflects his Celtic roots very prominently. Gorgeous track, packed with lots of feeling.
Feed The Fire – Softer intro, again reflecting early folk influences, combined with alt and celtic aspects. You can’t help but feel that this is where Marc’s voice is truly at home. That gritty texture’s still audible, amongst the gentler emphasis and there’s a definite hint of haunting atmospherics about this track. Some very fluid and beautiful guitar work, moving so easily between styles and fitting right into the whole essence of the song. Lovely rhythms and melodies. You could listen forever and still hear enough variety to preclude any level of boredom. Evokes imagery of gypsy encampments, making you wish you were sitting round a campfire, listening live. Wondrous and naturally progressive.
This One Is – Mysterious echoey type intro. Nice touch. Something like a magical echo chamber. Leading up to such powerful melodies, it carries soul like little else. A pure and beautiful instrumental, which needs no words at all. The music speaks for itself. Heartfelt, smooth, real. There really is nothing more to say, except… stunning.
Overall – Pure unbridled genius. Intense flavour of the genuine article. Gets inside you and sings and speaks to your heart in that way that only true musos will ever feel and comprehend. Proof positive that Torous are now hitting their peak. Resonant, warm and sincere. ‘Paint The Sky’ is a truly accomplished, perfected and still very real work of art.
For fans of Pentangle, Sandy Denny, Odin Dragonfly, Mostly Autumn and Celtic folk and alt rock, generally.