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  • Summary: The sixth full-length solo release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Strat Barrett.
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  1. Jan 30, 2017
    80
    By the time you hit Coldblooded The Return, you can't help but feel you've been on a journey in the company of someone a little more well-travelled. You've had a time. And the best thing about it is that you can take that journey again any damn time you feel like it.
  2. Mar 7, 2017
    80
    Joined on several tracks by lush-voiced shapeshifters the Smoke Fairies, Garwood is in his bailiwick throughout the set, drifting through spacious landscapes with his rumbling poeticism and dark-toned riffs.
  3. Jan 30, 2017
    80
    With Garden Of Ashes he secures his position as not just a musician’s musician, but one who looks set to grow a wider following.
  4. 80
    Garwood forces the listener to adopt his pace--a sort of aural equivalent of the “slow food” movement. But it works.
  5. 80
    Loose, heady and sensual by turns, Garden of Ashes surveys both the parlous state of the world and blasted inner landscapes with resonant instrumentation, rattlesnake percussion and a thousand-yard stare. And yet, on songs such as Sleep, the overriding impression is one of succour.
  6. Feb 8, 2017
    70
    Garden Of Ashes is redolent of a muggy swamp and just as easy to sink into.
  7. Feb 2, 2017
    60
    While everything sounds lovely and moody--understated desert blues for a night in without the smartphone--beware the risk that it might send you to literal sleep, too.

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