There's been a few changes...
The leaked songs seem less faerie than before, less otherness but there's a triple CD out there, waiting for release - so, there could be excess around the corner. I hope so, because, while I like these songs, Good Intentions Paving Company seems to bring her more into line with the likes of Regina Spektor et al and she's always stood apart from the others; fidgeted awkwardly, spectacularly, quietly in the corners. The other released track is a return to The Milk Eyed Me(a)nderings which should have pleased those disappointed at the tough lines of Ys. Beautiful stuff, nonetheless.
The cover art tells a story, I think. A good story.
Me, while I don't listen that much to Ys compared to the Milk Eyed Mender, I liked having to let it's awkwardness through. It made you work at it and it seemed medieval in more than just cover art and harp garnish... I guess from here I was expecting a second sideways glance towards deeper medieval musics, a florid organum of multi-tracked voices or a spin off into the dark side, adding a slice of (new) english heretic (more about them later) to the mix... more Dee, more Dee, more Dee.... maybe a touch of Lovecraft.
Someone's got to spin some Lovecraft loops well; there's so much crap, bumper-sticker uncool around
In other news, the Oneohtrix Point Never backlash begins... old New Age kicks back