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Village Of Spaces – ‘Welcome In’ LP
In our house the music of Dan Beckman and Amy Moon is always cause for celebration, their albums have possibly logged more hours on our turntable than those of any other living group. Their newest album “Welcome In” delivers exactly what the name purports, an all inviting and inclusive experience that begs to spin late into the night and to greet you first thing in the morning. V.O.S are Constant purveyors of music reflecting life, reflecting music, reflecting life, “welcome in” plays out exuding the time and spirit that it comes from. Each song feels as if it was lived in, before being etched in stone. At times you can feel the kids sleeping in the soft lullaby like quality of the vocals (welcome in, big blue, the wheel), at others it plods along making a bed for each foot to fall safely, threading and weaving with all that makes up a day (ancestral oak, treading lifting, precious load). Never failing to strike a balance between the timeless (river of time), and the sound collage of youth (5am birds, and beginning). “Welcome In” is the story of where we have been and where we are going, of what we are and what we hope to be. This is folk music in every sense of the word. In many ways this album is the sum of everything Amy and Dan have recorded up to this point. For those that are unfamiliar with their music “Welcome In” may be the best place to start in their amazing cannon. Either way, one thing is for sure, Village of Spaces has lit the path yet again upon this realm and the beyond. Writeup by Caleb Mulkerin.


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