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Hot Press MAY 25, 2012 - by Edwin McFee
LETKA: FAR OFF COUNTRY
Eno-endorsed debut is a forgettable affair
Despite featuring a typically lush sound courtesy of the high wizard of production, Brian Eno, as well as some nice, goosebump-inducing ethereal vocals from singer Sandra O'Neill, Letka's debut Far Off Country is a slim volume. A six-track collection of original offerings and covers, fusing country and folk music with ambient soundscapes, it never rises above the description 'interesting'. The ghostly reimagining of John Denver's Country Roads is the strongest offering, but for the most part I am left wondering what the urgency to get this record out might have been.