Celtic Connections 2023.
Ben Cramer aka Old Sea Brigade presents tracks from his self-titled new EP.
There’s an old-ages discolouring to the music of Old Sea Brigade that belies the tender years of its creator. Appearing sepia-drenched and sleight of frame as his country-esque ballads quietly breathe life in to otherwise listless January days. The new EP is proof of this. A quiet set of songs performed with heart-worn luster that makes for a 5-track journey that instantly feels like, albeit solemn, escapism.
Ben Cramer’s voice is chief protagonist, his warming lyrics feeling the central character at the centre of it all. Imbuing this lone voice is an often gorgeous collection of instrumental waves. From softly plucked guitars to shuffling, underlying throbs of percussion.