Sunday, 5 October 2008

Fovea Hex

A link from James at Théâtre Phantasmagorique put me on to this: go here at once and listen to the song While You're Away. Sounding like Kristin Hersh reincarnated as some otherworldly bean sí, Clodagh Simmonds' voice is eerily double-tracked (Paglia's allegorical repletion there), plying a slowly descending vocal line against a wax-and-wane string pulse that provides the only beat. The orchestration grows ever more lush and heartbroken, carried on star-sparkle, bird-song and cold night winds. Limpid, lambent and pellucid, and genuinely extremely beautiful.

The atmosphere of the song is startlingly like that of this poem by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin.

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James' eloquent review of the whole EP is here.

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