Friday, May 12th, 2017: Bella Union are very pleased to celebrate the release of the new Will Stratton album “Rosewood Almanac”, a work of fragile magic, a hypnotic combination of beautifully breathy voice and exquisite lyrical imagery, gorgeous melodies and similarly soft-spun instrumentation, centred on his thrumming acoustic guitar and the verdant presence of velvet strings.
Critical acclaim for Rosewood Almanac below:
“Will Stratton is special… Rosewood Almanac suggests a conjoined Jackson Browne and Nick Drake, with touches of Paul Simon, yet more than transcends it’s influences.” MOJO – 4 Stars ****
“Ravishing fourth from Drake/Jansch-influenced singer-guitarist… Beguiling and exquisitely tailored, personal and universal reflections seamlessly intertwined.” Uncut – 7/10
“This is the sound of lost summer beauty, dangling one foot in the waters where Midlake and Iron & Wine have spent time, another in the depths of Nick Drake and Bert Jansch.” The Guardian
“An alluring new talent… Rosewood Almanac delivers in an economical 34 minutes as vividly and seductively as any other confessional singer-songwriter you care to mention.” Record Collector – 4 Stars ****
“A beautiful record, full of delicate strumming and evocative vocals… Fans of Elliott Smith, Sufjan Stevens and Nick Drake need to hear Rosewood Almanac.” Louder Than War – 8/10
“There’s a great deal of deft guitar work under the songs, producing a vibrant underlay to some breathy vocals and mature songwriting.” Guitarist – 9/10