First Listen Review: Ilyas Ahmed – “I Am All Your Own”

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Genre: Free Folk

The Good: This is straight away an intriguing listen and reminds me of the late-60s work of Perry Leopold that attempted to take acoustic guitar to new levels with his style of acid-folk. This album blends beautiful acoustic arrangements with lo-fi electronics and vocals used for a truly atmospheric experience. It kind of reminds me of a stripped down and slower version of Sunny Day Real Estate. It’s mysterious and comes off old, yet new in a very laid back fashion as if he is playing the music underneath a tree in the middle of an English late-spring day next to some medieval architecture.

The Bad: Not sure why he is not better known

Would I Listen Again: Yes

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