The Jellyman’s Daughter (from the album Dead Reckoning available on Boat Duck Records)
Musicians are students of sound, most players embracing new techniques and on a constant path of discovery for different ways to express ability on their instruments. More than a few musical travelers give back to the music, designing and redirecting the shape of a song. Dead Reckoning is the second album from Scottish duo, The Jellyman’s Daughter, the recent release home to fresh takes on Folk music as the pair form sonic clouds of notes and voices on the title track, partner ragged strums with lush orchestral strings to shout “Oh Boy”, pluck and pick out mountain music in “The Shoogly Peg”, and send out wishes on a musical ramble for “I Hope”.
Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2011, The Jellyman’s Daughter built their songs on a mutual love of playing, forming their sound around a prominent cello aggressively taking charge, guiding guitar and mandolin in support of intuitive harmony. Dead Reckoning hushes as it opens the curtain of the album with contemplative imaginings of self that drift as they pulled along by the rising swell of strings and strums. A delicacy is draped over the music of The Jellyman’s Daughter, the subtlety of the pair’s playing adding some heft as they ramp up the rhythms for “Giving Up” while dropping mood and melody to a lower level for “The Worst of It All” as Dead Reckoning juggles judgments in “You Don’t Know Love”.
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