This record has real, solid heart to it. The heart, it should be remembered, is a muscle which needs care, attention and exercising at regular intervals, if one is to get the most out of it. On reading the press release, it comes as some surprise to learn that world-renowned classical musician Yo Yo Ma is a fan of Candythief. On listening to the disc, the surprise disappears completely and happily. This is because you come to realise what these two, seemingly very separate entities, have at heart in common. Both have a love of the tradition inherent in their chosen musical paths and forms but then both also have the devil in their spirit. This may well be their debut album but they have shown a care, measure and attention to detail worthy of the seasoned professionals they will so clearly turn out, in the long run, to be. Too often on their first outing, bands feel it necessary to throw everything at the wall and just hope that enough of it sticks. Here, all the ingredients have been mixed together into a satisfyingly heady, hunger-sating concoction that could very easily become addictive.