Piers Faccini's MY WILDERNESS certainly has the folk mood nailed down... but wild? Maybe not so much. The cello on "No Reply" helps tame things, certainly, and "The Beggar & The Thief" has a hint of gypsy horns and strings. "Tribe" is a deep blues dirge, while "That Cry" moves at a brisk pace. The title track itself has a nice twang in its guitar, with some hints of Arabic music in the background, and "Dreamer" brings back those gypsy horns and rhythms. The strings get a little weepier on "Say But Don't Say," but "Strange Is The Man" and "Drowning In My Sleep" have a simplicity to them that also speaks volumes. He goes for a bit of spoken word with "And Still The Calling," but it doesn't get too out of hand. A nice, solid album.