As beautiful as the title and album artwork would suggest, Sky Full of Seas is as smooth and enjoyable as an afternoon spent sailing on a Summer afternoon. It is very pleasant how the instruments complement, rather than overpower the vocals, nor do the vocals overpower the instruments. They are kept simple enough that all the songs on the album could have easily been a group of friends around a campfire joined for an evening of song.
The album starts off with “The Gutter Song.” From the title one would it think would be rather rough and tumble, but it is in fact much more about rolling with the flow. From this song, the album title is derrived. The words of this song paint a lovely picture of such things as “Catching the nightfall in a Jar.” The relaxing tone continues on through the rest of the album, with songs like “Arctos” and “Icarus.”
Roon’s melodic singing style is much like a Celtic John Denver, perfect for listening to on a nice relaxing evening, sipping a glass of wine and watching the sun set beyond the coppery sea.
Natalie Smith is a bagpiper and Celtic music enthusiast living in Western Colorado. She is a podcast addict and writes reviews for Celtic MP3s Music Magazine.