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  • Summary: The second full-length release for Norwegian folk singer-songwriter Habel’s brother, husband and uncle features contributions from Habel's brother, husband and uncle.
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  1. Mojo
    Jan 20, 2023
    80
    It initially feels fragile, but Carvings is hard to shake off. [Feb 2023, p.84]
  2. Jan 20, 2023
    80
    Although slightly more intricate, the artist’s second offering shows her boldly stepping further into the do-it-yourself territory where a sense of home plays a major role.
  3. Uncut
    Jan 20, 2023
    80
    Carvings is a more considered affair [than 2020's All Ears], stepping back from first-person confessional into a wider canvas of community, place and time. [Mar 2023, p.26]
  4. Jan 20, 2023
    78
    Along with the mesmerizing musical arrangements, what makes Carvings compelling is the balance Habel finds between acknowledging the fleeting span of any one life, and her determination to find meaning in the transience. In that regard, Carvings is at once a eulogy and a celebration.
  5. Jan 20, 2023
    60
    The songs are sad but considered, their melancholia held at bay by Habel’s strength of character and touching lyrics.