NOTE - this purchase includes a free download of the digital album "Neither Speak Nor Remain Silent" in a format of your choice
The set includes the 3 eps that comprise "Neither Speak Nor Remain Silent" - Bloom, Huge, and Allure. Here the set is available in original embossed digipak sleeves.
"The music carries as much strength and emotion as Simonds' voice does......the effect is devastatingly moving" (brainwashed.com
"...haunting and cathedral-like, but at the start tethered in more traditional structures with harmonium, zither and strings setting up the mood before dissipating into the gossamer of treated guitars, tonal harmonics and ambient drones. Fripp's beguiling guitar theatrics on "Long Distance" nicely underscore Simonds' climactic vocal incantations....before settling into a beautifully charged and vocal-less epiphany of melancholy and fragility...." (Aquarius Records SF)
"If Emily Dickinson had ever been allowed to make a record, this is probably what it would have sounded like.....the point of contact between worlds" (Wire Magazine)
"3 jaw-dropping tracks that recall a mix of This Mortal Coil, haunted folk, lysergic classical.....a beauty!" (Rough Trade)
"...truly an astonishing work....Huge is an absolutely stunning release which I urge people to get on board about." (Brainwashed.com
"Clodagh Simonds, her sweetly freezing voice halfway between Nico and Clannad's Maire Brennan, paints light-grey clouds and mourning solitude highlighted by a beautiful use of found sound and peculiarly mixed instruments...the recording quality is magnificent, the songs are perfect. What else is there to say?" (Paris Transatlantic).
"...spectral chorales around emotionally charged siren songs" (Aquarius Records SF)
"....spellbinding ambience and eerie pagan beauty" (Another Music NYC)
"...rarefied, abstract beauty - Bloom also recalls the cryogenically frozen "sublime" of 80s 4AD ethereality" (Stylus Magazine)
"Down-to-earth otherworldliness...the singer's got such a knack for marrying traditionalist tropes and melodies with up-to-the-minute-after-this-one experimentalism that you'd think she was born with eternity in her gut" (Seattle Weekly).