“There is space all over” The Wide, Wide River, writes Folk Radio UK about the new album by James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra. “Thinking space, breathing space – space to be interpreted by the musicians and also by listeners. It is a minimal aesthetic that owes something to the determined restraint of krautrock, but its effect here is inclusive and intriguing. That combination of closeness and mystery – a thread that runs through all of his records – is one of the reasons Yorkston is amongst the very best songwriters of his generation; The Wide, Wide River is yet another career highlight.”
Read the full review, which begins by describing Yorkston as “an instantly recognisable signature sound that holds up for two decades or more without any discernible drop in quality… defined by subtlety, mystery and a certain kind of poignancy that is almost impossible to pin down,” here.