06 February 2010

Joanna Newsom's Florid Organums

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

3 comments:

Frodo O. Ficino said...

Looks like she finally got her office at Dreamtown's City Hall...
Nice

Sarah Pillow said...

reminds me of the cover of janis joplin's pearl...with more stuff.

Loki said...

...ought to be a gatefold... aligned maybe to an inversion of the Electric Ladyland cover, with lots of Devendra lookalikes...

and maybe Joanna chewin' on a cigar....

and maybe wearing only green silk stockings like a Des Esseintes girl...

er...

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