Mcelroy, Ben / Songs Of Iceland
Album: Songs Of Iceland   Collection:General
Artist:Mcelroy, Ben   Added:Oct 2017
Label:Audio Gourmet Netlabel  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-11-05 Pull Date: 2018-01-07 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Dec 24 Nov 19 Nov 12
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 15, 2021: Waste FM (rebroadcast from Dec 19, 2017)
Those Of Us Left Behind
3. Nov 16, 2017: All Passion No Technique
The Children Danced In The Ash And Grey
2. Dec 19, 2017: Waste FM
Those Of Us Left Behind
4. Nov 11, 2017: Wild Kingdom
Songs Of Iceland

Album Review
Reviewed 2017-10-06
Ben McElroy
Songs of Iceland
(Audio Gourmet Netlabel)
Reviewed by BravoMarco

As peaceful and relaxing as it gets, this could really be played on most shows. Aspects of klezmer, classical, folk, as well as ambient richness. English musician Ben McElroy produces intricate sounds with a wonderful blend of the traditional keeping pace with contemporary drone. Fiddles, cello’s & more…
Like: Golconda, Greg Skloff
One of the EP highlights of the year
No FCC’s
(All Instrumentals)
1) Songs of Iceland (2.55) Lush drone with a brooding rural Celtic underbelly.
2) The Children Danced in the Ash and Grey (5.03) Repetitive start, with mesmerizing strings. Darker pulsing drone than the previous. The final minute is a galactic jamboree.
3) The Boat (3.56) Long quiet intro to start, moving swiftly on to a beautiful droney serenade.
4) Those of Us Left Behind (2.36) Much too short, this would have made for a 30-minute classic. A Klezmer drone lament. Perfect.

Track Listing
1. Songs Of Iceland   3. The Boat
2. The Children Danced In The Ash And Grey   4. Those Of Us Left Behind