Orton: Sugaring Season
Label: ANTI / Epitaph
1 Magpie - 4:32 2 Dawn Chorus - 3:23 3 Candles - 3:45 4 Something More Beautiful - 3:27 5 Call Me the Breeze - 3:52 6 Poison Tree - 4:05 7 See Through Blue - 1:54 8 Last Leaves of Autumn - 4:00 9 State of Grace - 4:14 10 Mystery - 4:07
2012 album from the British Indie singer/songwriter. Sugaring Season captures the classic hypnotic sound that won her prominence, at the same time as it shows a singer at the full maturity of her instrument, with a new soulfulness that can recall Roberta Flack or Nina Simone one moment, June Christy at the next. Sugaring Season is in many ways a culmination of Orton's art of contradictions, a full circle from that first John Martyn cover she recorded with William Orbit back in the day -soulful and ambient, lush and bittersweet, starkly still and fiercely rhythmic.