Sand, Silt, Flint is an enchanting and ambitious project lead by Scottish/Burmese folk experimentalist Fiona Soe Paing and featuring a glittering array of local musical talent. This album blends traditional timbres and lyrics with ground-breaking production techniques, featuring a mixture of re-arranged traditional ballads and new compositions.
Dark, mysterious, haunting in the most scintillating of ways, this album is a wonderful tribute to the people and places that inspired it. The albums’ highlights include Auchindoun and Forvie, some of the darker and atmospheric tracks highlighting Fiona Soe Paing’s eerie ability to create eerie aural spaces. A fantastic November album.