Iain Archer - To The Pine Roots

Beckie Jordan 11/02/2009

Rating: 3.5/5

Ivor Novello winning Iain Archer's reputation as an enigmatic and restless creative songwriter is cemented in his newest release, To The Pine Roots. Conceived and recorded by the Black Forest in Germany, Archer's whimsical and introspective rhythms and sounds entwine with distant memories and fond thoughts to create an otherworldly escape into an acoustic dreamland.

From the misty childhood recollections of Black Mountain Quarry and Streamer On A Kite, to the lyrical eloquence of The Acrobat and The Nightwatchman, Archer's way with words is stirring, and truly captures those intimate moments he shares with the ever changing muse of his music. Featuring voices and performances of friends and family, To The Pine Roots is a perfectly crafted album, imbued with musical talent and lyrical giftedness.

To The Pine Roots is released on 23rd March