Critics should never have drawn comparisons between Tunng and Beta Band. Tunng have always kepy many of the traditional English folk totems alive and well in their work, only using electronic drums, details and samples when it's really necessary, and in subtle ways. Beta Band can barely be described as folk, but if you do it's surely a folk turned inside out in a field the morning after a rave.
Mother's Daughter... and Other Songs is a case in point. Even at its most machine-made, perhaps 'Kinky Vans', the way in which modern production kit and techniques are used sounds as natural as you could ever make compressed drums and staccato, typewriter percussion. Elsewhere the balance is weighted even more in favour of the timeless; 'Fair Doreen', 'Out of the Window' and 'People Folk' bringing in pure campfire vibes. A genuine genre-defining classic, now re-released to mark its 15th anniversary.