Martyn Bennett - Grit (CD)

Martyn Bennett - Grit (CD)

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(October 2003) 10 tracks: Move * Blackbird * Chanter * Nae Regrets * Liberation * Why * Ale House * Wedding * Rant * Storyteller.

Martyn Bennett uses samples from original vinyl recordings of the 1950's to form the cultural backbone to his electronic traditional music.

"A sonic collage of archive and vintage recordings from the Scots and Gaelic traditions, integrated with Bennett's trademark contemporary dance beats... This intense and often very moving collection is carried by the monumental voices." (Scotland on Sunday)

"Caledonian techno-folkie Bennett certainly makes an impression... This music has an undeniable sense of place, very much making it roots music for the 21st century... Voices are strikingly beautiful." (HMV Choice)

"Martyn Bennett attempts to reclaim Scottish music from the 'misty-lensed and fanciful' representations of Celtic culture that have flourished in recent years... The striking voices lending the tracks a stirring, earthy quality... The eerie tones of Sheila Stewart are lashed to an 808 bassline and crunching breakbeats, streaked with trumpet and ney flute. An absorbing reconciliation of the raw and the cooked." (The Independent)

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