Thrilled Circle is reviewed up with the gods of music – the Sixteen and Apollo5 and Kings College Cambridge.
Like This, by the small folk-choral collective Circle, escapes into its own special soundworld via traditions ancient and modern, featuring the Senegalese kora player Kadialy Kouyate and a guest appearance from the countertenor James Bowman. The six versatile singers also play cornett, nyckelharpa, recorder, percussion and keyboards. This album’s abiding mood, which many of us may welcome at this time of year, is serenity.