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Reviewed by Sam Vegar

Matt Herrett: Time EP

Reviewed by Sam Vegar

Matt Herrett: Time EP

Delicately moving around the room and filling the air with a loudness made of acoustic ambience, Matt Herrett’s EP is a collection of four folk songs, each tasting full of heart and soul. With (fellow Glass Boatee) Missie Moffat adding some vocals, Jarrod Bakker on Hammond and Herrett on vocals, dobro, piano and harmonica, the majority of the EP was recorded within the space of a fortnight, and all done in the comfort of Herrett’s New Plymouth home. One Little Smile provides a sweet start, the lightly picked acoustic guitar shining and Herrett’s reserved vocals carrying the piece in an inviting manner. Moonshiner is a traditional folk song of a similar tempo and pensive mood, Bakker’s harmonica joining the scene with the warmth so authentic and true to the genre. Final track Ticking Clock plays tribute to Herrett’s late mother, herself a folk singer. The natural air of sadness in the song is a perfect reflective end to the EP. All in all, ‘Time’ is a neat collection of acoustic solo folk. It captures the part of life that is spent dancing on the beach as the sun goes down, and hands you a moment of serenity that is given from Herrett himself.