Thursday 8 December 2016

Music: The Dial Waltz by Boa Morte ***

(Kicking a Can Records)

Published 04/06/2010 | 05:00

Named after a Portuguese footballer of modest talents, Cork's Boa Morte specialise in understated, languid folk songs not too dissimilar to the captivating tunes delivered by Choice Prize winner Adrian Crowley.

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Vocalist Paul Ruxton knows his way around a good tune and this second album boasts several of those, not least the touching Priceless Prize which must surely rank among the finest songs released by an Irish act this year.

In places, Boa Morte's spare songs fail to take hold, but for fans of understated music, beautifully produced, The Dial Waltz is well worth investigation.

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