When celebrated Scottish folk musician Alasdair Roberts played Aberdeen last month, local singer-songwriter CS Buchan celebrated his support slot with a brand new three track EP. And now The Towers is available as a free download.
The Towers is a delicately balanced EP: guitars, harmonium, piano and subtle harmonies combine with Aberdeen-centric lyrics to create a deliciously folky vibe. Opener Wasting Time is imbued with an indie sensibility as well as the expected traditional influences, and lilts along wonderfully. Then comes Harlaw, a tender mid-EP ballad, before closing track You Said I Owe You/Oh Aberdeen. From its twinkly beginnings to its electrified final moments, this is a killer track that ends the EP in style: fuelled with passion and filled with heart.
Mixing modern and traditional influences throughout, The Towers is a strong EP from CS Buchan, and the raw lo-fi recording style really lends itself to the songs, adding to the emotion of each one. From this EP, it’s easy to see why CS Buchan is really making a name for himself.
The Towers by CS Buchan is available to download for free from Soundcloud.