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No Summer

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Release Date:
24-07-2020
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
DIRTCD0098
No Summer
No Summer

Description

Cinder Well is at the vanguard of a different kind of transatlantic folk revival, one forged amidst the uncertainty of a global pandemic. However, Irish-based songwriter Amelia Bakers music isnt nihilistic; instead, it strips traditional forms to their bones, creating a meditative, trance-like space for sonic healing. The sparse soundscapes and haunting stillness of her new album 'No Summer' are not meant to be paens to loneliness. Rather, Baker was inspired by the rich musical connectivity of the pub scene in Ireland, and her move from California to County Clare to study traditional music of the region. A member of anarchist folk project Blackbird Raum, Bakers time on the circuit with Irish trad-punk group Lankum eventually led her to a small settlement in County Clare, and to the rich dissonance of her music as Cinder Well, a dissonance caught between worlds and histories. Recorded by Nich Wilbur (Black Belt Eagle Scout, Angel Olsen), the original songs on 'No Summer' boldly rub shoulders with careful reworkings of traditional Appalachian sources. Bakers songs parse these transatlantic traditions, and throughout, her remarkable voice cuts to the bone like some ghostly ballad singer bound to sing these words from here to eternity. From the eerily prophetic title trackwhich presaged a season of canceled showsto Our Ladyss imagined stories of spectral abandoned asylum residents, 'No Summer' is as haunting as it is connected, as dark as it is sacred, a kind of ritual healing thats existed through the ages.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Wandering Boy
  3. No Summer
  4. Our Lady's
  5. Fallen
  6. The Cuckoo
  7. Old Enough
  8. Queen Of The Earth, Child Of The Skies
  9. The Doorway
  10. From Behind The Curtain
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