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Aya Maguire - The Sandcastle King

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Guaranteed, Aya Maguire's The Sandcastle King is like nothing you'll hear all day today. Maguire sings these eleven songs in a pure, gentile folk voice. She's like something out of time. You might even think you've slipped into a time warp, back to some ancient English village. You're immediately transported to the modern world, though, once the electric guitar kicks in during "Two to Fold."

Maguire, in addition to providing angelic vocals, also plays guitar (both electric and acoustic) and cello. Maguire also has a sure way with melody, which she proves with "Water Rise," a sweetly finger picked tune. This track also features unobtrusive acoustic piano. The album's title track is a mostly guitar-backed song, which is sung slowly and thoughtfully.

There is an element of escapism involved in appreciating what Maguire has done with The Sandcastle King. Much like fantasy fiction, this music momentarily transports one's mind far away from the contemporary world. And it's a beautiful escape!


Aya Maguire - The Sandcastle King
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