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The Hollow

Keeley Forsyth

The Hollow

Third album from the Manchester singer-songwriter and actress features contributions from producer Ross Downes, Matthew Bourne and Colin Stetson

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  1. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    A couple of tracks have endings so abrupt they feel artificial. They definitely have me wishing for longer codas and wig-outs. Does she ever let it go on longer? Is this instinct, or discipline? A plan, or just how songs came out? But crucially, where Limbs felt like someone still developing their sense of direction, The Hollow sounds like someone nearing absolute mastery
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  2. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    While it’s far from cosy easy listening, as an entry point into the bewitching, disquieting world of its maker, this album is pretty special
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  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    These non-linear creations are vehicles for an incredible contralto that echoes Anohni, Diamanda Galas, Jarboe, even late-era Scott Walker. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Uncut

    This is a stark and often moving listen, setting her coldly operatic voice against a backdrop of billowing modern classical and wintry electronics. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    Even when her words are sometimes obscured by the way she stretches and contorts them, she elicits a visceral reaction purely through her voice’s unsuspecting force and precise shapes
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  6. 8.0 |   The FT

    Solemn songs unfold with intense singing, mournful beats and swelling drones
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  7. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Even if you know what to expect, Forsyth offers new experiences in ways you couldn’t predict
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  8. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    The British singer-songwriter’s harrowing, physical folk music forces you to confront an awful and awesome kind of beauty
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