"Bitter sweet, beautiful music"|
- Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction
"A classic album, I love it!"
- Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
"Outstanding acoustic songwriting"
- Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music
"9/10 - Something quite special, The Magic Lantern have produced a remarkable, enchanting and genuinely affecting album that's sure to bring them the attention they deserve"
"An 11-Track Stunner. There's no real way of putting this in a subtle manner, so it's better to be blunt and open about it from the off – 'A World in a Grain of Sand' is a must-buy"
"**** Beautiful, engrossing music"
"4.5/5 - Wondfully composed"
- Sound Revolution.com
"One of the richest sounds i've heard in a while. If Nick Drake and Portico Quartet were to collaborate whilst drifting on a boat on the open sea, the Magic Lantern's sound may emerge"
"Fused with a mix of emotions but with gravitas and great wisdom there's is a certain Jeff Buckley quality to the arrangements and diction, and a songwriting capacity that, like Joanna Newsom's, is utterly otherworldly and densely descriptive. Their's is warm music for lonely hearts.
- Folk Radio UK
"Folky-notes power through an impressive mesh of clinking, groaning strings and deft pretty plucking. Slowly joined by more and more sound - everything from a crack to whistle - it bursts into life towards the end, the stone finally breaking down to reveal what the band are all about. They're making bold, heartwrenching (and still bloody clever) songs."
- Neu Magazine
"This is chamber music for the masses"
- LBC 97.3FM
"The gentle folk music of The Magic Lantern is irresistably seductive – at times like Jonny Flynne meets Noah and The Whale, but with a maturity of its own."
- Hackney Hive
"Warmly recommended, especially to anyone who thinks meaningful eccentricity and sheer originality are rare commodities in contemporary music" -Chris Parker, The Vortex
"Quirky and charming" - Timeout