Shipwrecks & Static
Forget boundaries and envelopes, her new CD 'Shipwrecks & Static' pushes all the walls over and leaves Humpty Dumpty with nowhere to sit. Samples and loops run alongside Armenian choirs, mandolin and piano accordion.
Do I like it? Very much.
I've listened to it several times through and enjoyed it more each time. Folk? I'm not sure. New Age? Definitely not. Ute Lemper meets ambient meets Fairground Attraction meets Malinky perhaps but really I haven't a clue I just like it a lot.
If you get a chance listen to 'Girl With The Swan's Head', 'Scoundrel Clouds' and 'John' and give the music time. I'm listening again as I type this 6 a.m. in the Yorkshire Dales and I sense that I'm listening to something very truthful and very important and more than a little beautiful.