Bending the Dark - The Imagined Village
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  • Summary: This is the third full-length release from the British folk collective led by Simon Emmerson of Afro Celt Sound System.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 18, 2012
    80
    Charmingly eccentric...but spiky too. [Jun 2012, p.92]
  2. May 31, 2012
    80
    It's a daring mix of tradition and modernity, but the group's skill and organic approach carry it off.
  3. It's the drift, eddy and thrust of the whole ensemble that tells the main story.
  4. May 31, 2012
    70
    Overall it's a slow-burn success. [Jun 2012, p.74]
  5. May 31, 2012
    70
    It's a huge, focused, and daring leap forwards.
  6. Jun 20, 2012
    40
    Things often get a bit messy, the meandering 12-minute title track with its extended percussion battle being the most jarring example. [Jun 2012, p.104]