5/5 - NO DEPRESSION
"As I sit here open–mouthed, WHERE THE DARKNESS GOES brings a brand new freshness and new found eminence to Roots Music which I didn’t think possible anymore."
"AH..... The first steps on becoming the undisputed Queen of Roots Music."
4/5 - American Roots UK
"It is safe to say there is no one else quite like Awna, with her quirky take on roots music that combines highlonesome ‘hillbilly’ music with folk and probably more than a nod to her Portugese roots, the only addition that can really explain this unique rootsy amalgamate of beautiful sounds."
5/5 - Americana UK
Teixeira’s voice is a delightfully gentle instrument; like the elfin sister of Emmylou Harris and Stevie Nicks, and many of the songs are simply arranged, seeing Teixeira accompanied by a single acoustic instrument while gentle organs and percussion drift around them on a melodic breeze on the likes of ‘Faden’, ‘Stand Tall’, and the gorgeously sultry ‘Rest Your Mind’.
5/5 - Flying Shoes Review UK
"Over the course of eleven songs she allows different sides of her singing voice to come to the fore; sometimes she’s sweet and gentle but sometimes a real power comes through, with that nasal, trembling quality that reminds you of Buffy St. Marie, perhaps, or possibly Edith Piaf. Actually, given Awna has a Portuguese background, there might be something in that side of her heritage that informs her vocal style. Throughout, though, it’s the inventiveness of her music that is a real delight, as she continually finds interesting melodic places to go, and interesting instrumentation with which to do it."