Alaric’s House
Alaric's House

Alaric’s House

Disc review

This past December, local folk minstrels Alaric’s House finally released a first self-titled CD, two years after the project’s creation. Simple without being simple-minded, Alaric’s House relinquish bombastic production values to showcase the essentials instead: musicianship, warm harmonies and earnestness. While this artistic choice fits with their brand of folk, dipping their toes into traditional territory early on in opening track Alaric, then moving on to 70s-infused sing-alongs like City Streets, the album remains unfortunately barren, far from the band’s glowing live performances. That being said, Alaric’s House remains a sweet calling card, maybe a little too neat, but still a nice introduction to a fine and dandy group of folk troubadours.

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