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Low Culture


Download links and information about Low Culture by Jim Moray. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Rock, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 49:04 minutes.

Artist: Jim Moray
Release date: 2008
Genre: Rock, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 10
Duration: 49:04
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No. Title Length
1. Leaving Australia 4:14
2. The Rufford Park Poachers 4:58
3. Three Black Feathers 4:12
4. All You Pretty Girls 4:12
5. Lucy Wan 5:00
6. Across the Western Ocean 3:21
7. I'll Go List for a Sailor 3:04
8. Fanny Blair 2:38
9. Henry's Downfall 7:25
10. Valentine 10:00



Jim Moray has had a huge impact on English folk music. His debut appeared out of nowhere as a revelation, then, after a sophomore effort that held promise but not a lot of focus, he's returned with Low Culture, which continues the revolution. It's perhaps most evident on his treatment of the incest ballad "Lucy Wan," where the rap between verses (courtesy of Bubbz) adds a whole new dimension to the song, making it more personal — as well as taking trad. folk into grime. And why not? In their way, both are equally folk music. "All You Pretty Girls" transmutes the XTC song into a sea shanty in a most effective manner, while "Across the Western Ocean" takes on an ‘80s feel, right down to the a-ha break into falsetto. There's also a lovely treatment of Bella Hardy's "Three Black Feathers," a song that might be new, but which sits perfectly within the tradition. Throughout, Moray's voice exudes the kind of warmth and personality that draws the listener in (as do his arrangements — at least for those with an open mind). It's folk music for the 21st century, a reinvention of what's gone before, building upon it and filled with plenty of surprises — "Leaving Australia," for example, uses both kora and thumb piano, either of which are typical English folk instruments. It's the kind of album to outrage purists, but please others — and a little division is never a bad thing.