Review: With unabashed portraits adorning the major releases of Ry Cuming's music, the coastal crooner that is RY X on stage is certainly not shy of revealing his rugged sensitivity of swoon, inside and out. A production feat of the highest order, Unfurl, presents an album diving deep in a procession of chords and reverb-drenched vocal work. With flashes of post-dubstep beats in tracks like "Untold" - possibly hinting at his James Blake inspirations - to the profound and effectively melancholic chords in "Body Sun", RY X has delivered an unrivalled album of coastal blues and roots meets contemporary pop and electronica by the way of easy listening and piano. Five Stars.
Review: Communion artist Lucy Rose has no more words left. That being said, her album, of song and siren, manages an ode at least for the lost and crestfallen. With light jazz and choral motifs providing the LP with its eloquent interludes and moments of passage, mood swings in the album's climax hits notes that sets things off like the clapping thunder between clouds. A songwriter's call, no less, Lucy Rose delivers an album full of resilience and praise that's just that bit west of the bible belt.