Review: If you're looking for memorable landscapes, you'll find few to compete with Iceland. Barren, stark and beautiful, it's at once small, vulnerable and exposed and yet wisen, chiselled, rough and ready. With such magical aesthetics it's only natural the island stamps its own elven personality down on the music it helps create, but at first listen Joan Shelley's latest, constructed in the isolated country, seems to have escaped that spell. Which isn't to say there's not some form of witchcraft at work here, though. Rather than that North Atlantic outpost, "Like The River Loves The Sea" feels born in America's great wildernesses. "Haven" opens the scoring with one of the finest teasers of all time, running at just over one-minute, its plucked guitar strings and Shelley's classic folk tones luring us in to the remaining 12 tracks. All of which are softly spoken, thoughtful and thoroughly enchanting.