ALBUM REVIEW: “NEPTUNE” by TALL HEIGHTS

Album ArtworkProgressive folk duo Tall Heights will release their brilliant new album, Neptune, on August 19th via Sony Music Masterworks.

The pair have certainly come a long way since their early days busking in the streets of Boston. While they have stayed connected to their roots in their songwriting process, they’ve pushed beyond the acoustic boundaries of folk music to create an opulent sonic landscape by testing the limits of their chosen stringed instruments and adding layers of non-traditional textures.

Their tender tenors blend effortlessly, whether singing in unison or in harmony, and, when combined with the depth of warmly electrified cello, crashing percussion, and synthesized sounds, create an all-encompassing and richly emotive atmosphere—album single “Infrared” is a glowing example of the sparkling beauty produced by the fusion of those elements.

While every track is a standout, this writer is particularly enamored with the construction of “Two Blue Eyes”; “I fell in love with two blue eyes, and that’s you”, Wright and Harrington sing in their expressive harmony, soaring over the easy-going gait of percussion and dynamic cello.

Without risk, there is no reward; with Neptune, Tall Heights took a risk, and they have triumphed.

Purchase Neptunehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/neptune/id1124202498

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