r.m. hubbert Telling the Trees (CD, £10.50)label: chemikal underground
Award-winning songwriter and guitarist RM Hubbert returns with a masterfully curated and lavishly diverse set of collaborations. • Featuring a stellar cast of contributors, ‘Telling The Trees’ is a thrillingly inventive collection, highlighting the extraordinary talents of some of the finest musicians, songwriters and lyricists. • ‘Telling The Trees’ is a return to the collaborative format that saw him pick up a Scottish Album Of The Year (SAY) Award for 2012’s ‘Thirteen Lost & Found’. • Guesting on the album are the likes of Rachel Grimes, Eleanor Friedberger, Kathryn Williams, Helen Marnie (Ladytron), Martha Ffion, Karine Polwart and fellow SAY Award winner Kathryn Joseph. • “Hubbert’s live shows provide the rare spectacle of a noisy rabble falling instantly silent to marvel at both his technical ability and the emotional impact of his music” - The Scotsman • “RM Hubbert is a fascinating and talented guitarist” - Drowned In Sound.
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