Tanya Donelly – Swan Song Series Volume 2

Cover of the second of Tanya Donelly's Swan Song series which is a painting by Sue McNally, 14.6 miles, largely of sky and desert with tracks leading towards a rocky outcrop or perhaps mountains in the distance

As a keen chronicler of ornithological vocalization I was tremendously excited by the prospect of a series of releases dedicated to the sounds of the Cygninae.

It was therefore initially something of a disappointment to discover these are in fact musical diversions in the contemporary style.

But protracted listening reveals a sumptuous tonality and melodious appeal on par with, dare I say, Myophonus horsfieldii.