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Lyrically, this is a desolate album. Ramsay climbs a glass mountain of grief after the death of her boyfriend in an avalanche: ‘The Song I never Wrote For You’ lists the photographs she never took and the love songs she never penned.
But the musical backing of French horn and reeds and hammered percussion, and Ramsay’s breathy voice, brightens the record – any redemption by the last song, ‘Home Again’, lies more in the music than the words.
The Glassy Mountain
(Creative Scotland/Right Track)