Reviews of 'Different World':
"It perfectly captures the timeless spirit of British folk, with an occasional nod to the blues" (Intangible 23) intangible23.canariasahora.es/archives/281
"Tom Carter knows music. More importantly, he has a vast intelligence on what it means to be an artist in this that is a new era. Menhirs of Er Grah is only one of his many monikers and projects he has found himself developing throughout the underworld of the city of London. Seeming to be the first of Carter’s acoustic sessions, Different World brings a warm and pleasant collection of sad sad blues".
“My Orchard Fire” begins with guitar samplings similar to Johnny Cash, but the tone quickly slows down to something completely original and enlightening. And “Red Roses” is so soft that your ears will feel fragile after only one listen. But emotions flicker on and off, up and down, throughout the charismatic and purely grounded, 60’s inspired essence of Different World".
"Down tempo folk usually comes off as a simple task. An easy way out if you must. But this is an album that begs to differ. Carter’s rendezvous with misery as well as joy is on glass display to the world. Few acoustic strumming fools can get away with what he does. While wearing so many hats in the indie world, he has found the time to be Menhirs of Er Grah as the forefront of his empire. Which is an eloquently based setting where no pretentious riddle hat is required. Kick your feet up to this one, and prepare to live, laugh, strum".
(Comfort Comes) www.comfortcomes.com/2009/03/03/menhirs-of-er-grah-different-world/
"British musician Thomas Carter doesn’t stay in one genre for very long. His project March Rosetta has two albums out on the Clinical Archive netlabel which are quite different from each other. One is a pleasant and mildly avant-garde instrumental effort of electronic music while the other is a more mainstream pop outing".
"Again, Mr. Carter shift gears with his new musical project Menhirs of Er Grah. Named after a Megalithic structure in France the music is as sparse and lonely as the stone. Different World can best be described as folk music. It is simply Carter’s voice and guitar with another second guitar dubbed in later. The sound is, to put it simply, quite beautiful. Carter’s voice has a not unpleasant wavering quality that communicates vulnerability. The guitar work provides a steady base for the lyrics which are complex yet intimate. I especially like the title track and “Red Roses”. This is slow and meandering music, easy to relax to but full of meaning".
"The album is available from Clinical Archive and The Internet Archives in 320kbps MP3. If you enjoy the music, consider supporting the artist by buying his new EP, Mourning Dove".
(Free Albums Galore) freealbums.blogsome.com/2009/04/30/p1348/