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Paul McIlwaine / Press

“LIZ CLARK : Path of Dreams. (http://www.planktonrecords.co.uk/) Writing with producer Paul Mcllwaine, the pair of them certainly know how to bring the best out of each song. Multi instrumentalist Mcllwaine is a gem of an artist, and his guitar playing, first class. ‘Pure’ is a simply beautiful song, with Liz’s exquisite vocals leading you through some brilliant instrumentation. On ‘Holy Rain’, the song almost breaks into mainstream pop, and there are some really nice rhythms included too. Quieter songs such as ‘Whispers of Love’ fit nicely in the track listing, while the more radio friendly ‘Only You’ rounds off this album of faith songs. If you’re expecting something in the mould of Moya Brennan or Joanne Hogg, then think again. Liz Clarke provides something a little out of the ordinary for you to meditate on. 8/10.”

Paul Ganney - CCM - The Review Zone

“If you're not into the typical contemporary Christian music sound, or just fancy a change, you might like this album. It's unique and interesting, with a Celtic influence. If you can imagine a slow and haunting acoustic mix of Kate Bush and the Christian band lona, vou might get somewhere near this ambient collection of worship songs and faith themed lyrics. It's relaxing, with real variety in style. Liz Clarke leads worship for her church in Belfast, but there is little sign of a traditional worship sound on this album, it is fresh and experimental. Some of the tracks could have had a bit more work, but for the beauty in the vocals and plaintive melodies, this can be forgiven. Promising. HT ”

Heather Tomlinson - Christian Magazine

“Singer/songwriter Liz Clarke, from Northern Ireland, has performed all over the US and Europe with her brand of celtic influenced music. Liz has just released her fifth album, 'Path of Dreams', consisting of 13 all original songs of faith, love and life written by herself and multi-instrumentalist and album producer Paul McIlwaine. In 'Pure' Liz sings "Alluring, so gracious. Breathtaking, indescribable. Irresistible" as the song tries to find words to describe God. The classical guitar work here is brilliant and a deep clang of a gong sounds as the song brakes out into a brass section for the extremely high pitched chorus of "Hallelujah". It's a totally different musical style to the opening track, but no less impressive. ”

“'Path Of Dreams' is the Belfast singer's fifth album release to date, though in reality it's a major re-working of her 2010 independent recording 'Pure', the songs having been re-recorded and re-mixed for greater effect. While her music has often been regarded as 'Celtic' on account of her haunting pure vocals, it isn't overtly so. What we're treated to is a stream of self-composed songs (co-written with Paul McIlwaine|) that come over with a fresh inspirational and occasionally soft pop feel. "Holy Rain" and "Frisco"; in particular, appear in upbeat, catchy format. Others carry a gentler, wistful atmosphere. These are uncluttered sounds, allowing Liz's crystal vocals to gain rightful eminence, while the sensitivity and expertise of McIlwaine's instrumental playing on a host of tools, along with his mixing and production skills, add significantly to the overall quality of the recording. These revisited songs of faith, love and life make for a truly refreshing listen.”

“Liz collaborated with Paul McIlwaine, and unusually the album was created completely online from their respective locations, they didn't actually meet each other face to face. The 13 tracks contained within are composed of various styles, from the dance with a hint of Bhangra for the opener "Holy Holy" to the pop of "Holy Rain" and simple acoustic of the title track and "Whispers Of Love". The guitar playing on these two tracks is really exceptional and highlights Paul's expertise with an acoustic. As the album progresses more and more exposure is given to the acoustic side of Paul's production and playing. I like the fact that Liz has experimented with different styles throughout the album, however, when it's just her voice and Paul's guitar, something quite magical happens.”

“Check out my latest artist from Belfast, UK. I think you will really like him. As usual I am very impressed with the talent out there. If you check out the site make sure you check out the video "Rollin' & Tumblin'" ”

“Always a delight to hear such a good bluesy number. Love that guitar tone, superb playing. The whole track has a magical kind of moodiness.”

“Great smooth jazz track Paul, love the warm jazz guitar tone. With out a doubt it's hypnotic and a great kick back groove. Awesome production!”

“Simply a pleasure, love the way this makes me feel! bobbywayne ”