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Boomkat Product Review:
The Battle Of Land & Sea is the recording alias of Portland's Sarah O'Shura and Joshua Canny, whose line in unadorned acoustic songs should really sound like old hat in 2008, but far from it, this debut is executed with a flair and charm that transcends the folk boom of 2005. Despite being very slight in scale and instrumental range, The arrangements avoid monotony thanks to some clever multitracking, particularly with regards to the vocals. It was with great disappointment that I discovered 'The Beautiful Ones' was not a Suede cover. It's still one of the album's highlights however, steeped in echo chamber atmospherics and lo-fi vocal harmonies, benefiting greatly from an instantly memorable chorus and a sense of building momentum. The album invites comparisons to the first Songs Of Green Pheasant release on Fat Cat in its impressive, ambitious transgression of bedroom studio limitations, but O'Shura's voice might remind you of Emiliana Torrini's whispered tones. Heck, Mazzy Star might be another reference worth throwing into the mix, but there's certainly enough of a distinctive voice and identity here to make this a compelling debut.