Tunng Mother‘s Daughter And Other Songs

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Scads of British musicians have been enthralled by the classic ‘60s film The Wicker Man and its haunting pagan-folk soundtrack. On Mother‘s Daughter And Other Songs, Tunng strive to recreate Paul Giovanni‘s revered score (among other things). If the London duo mostly fail at this endeavor, they do succeed at recalling Britain‘s psych-folk peak when Incredible String Band, Fairport Convention and Cat Stevens (uh huh) gamboled over verdant countryside. Tunng blend rustic, Bert Jansch-inflected acoustic-guitar ramble and solemn male/ female vocal interplay with subtle shadings of DSP and fidgety software beats, finding common ground where Four Tet and Pentangle fans can blissfully co-exist.