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  • Summary: The latest full-length solo release for California singer-songwriter Meg Baird was recorded by Tim Green.
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  1. Jan 23, 2023
    90
    She's brought feelings to the surface that previously she may have kept veiled. It feels like a significant breakthrough. [Feb 2023, p.22]
  2. Feb 8, 2023
    82
    Furling is a surprisingly dense record, its sonic pallet feeling deep and widescreen, even in its sparsest moments.
  3. Mojo
    Jan 23, 2023
    80
    Furling expands the sonic palette, bringing in piano, percussion, harp, vibraphone and more. The results bring new dimensions to her psychedelic folk. [Feb 2023, p.92]
  4. Jan 23, 2023
    80
    Though Furling is a fitting title in this regard, in the sense of closing around something, of creating a feeling of being safe and loved, there’s also a sensation of unfurling, of opening out, of expansiveness, of fearless abandon. That’s a rare balance to strike, and one that proves intoxicatingly addictive.
  5. Feb 3, 2023
    80
    Furling never feels like a mixed bag, primarily due to the control with which she moves through her songs. The softer acoustic folk tunes and heavier, more far-reaching dives into piano and densely stacked arrangement all feel like similar parts of a whole, and the album flutters by beautifully like an unbothered mind wandering through various thoughts on a sunny day.
  6. Feb 1, 2023
    75
    It speaks to Baird’s ever-expanding ethos that, after 20 years of eager, in-depth collaboration, she’s managed to sound more like herself than ever.
  7. Jan 23, 2023
    70
    While country and roots music inform many of the arrangements here, slide and steel guitars are employed mostly as texture, creating a blur of sound. This is very much “vibes” music, emanating from a wide swath of influences, blending English folk, American roots music, and dubby trip-hop in ways that are both heady and nebulous.

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