Kris Drever – If Wishes Were Horses (Reveal Records, 2016)
Guitarist and vocalist Kris Drever departs from music rooted in British Isles tradition on If Wishes Were Horses. The album is a singer-songwriter effort with Drever focusing on lyrics. The acoustic folk arrangements are much more basic than what you would find in his regular band, Lau.
Guests include Ian Carr on guitars, trumpet and vocals; Euan Burton on bass, vocals and keyboards; Louis Abbott on drums and vocals; and Yolanda Quartey on vocals.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.