If you’ve recently discovered von Kampen’s writing, do settle in for a gorgeous adventure.
The style is beautifully satisfying, lyrically rich, with a lead vocal that is unparalleled in folk music currently. That Spell is yet another work of outstanding artistry from one of the best folk artists writing currently.
This is a remarkable album and will most certainly be an album of the year candidate for me. That said, more contemporary artists like The Other Favorites and The Milk Carton Kids also come to mind as comparable artists for folk music with satisfying melodic and harmonic richness coupled with cerebral and poetic lyricism. Andrea von Kampen is a gem; let’s share her music widely.