Monday, May 01, 2017
Music Monday: Lisa Knapp - Til April is Dead: A Garland of May
What could be better for May Day than a whole album of May Day themed songs? Beautiful singing combined with found sounds, birdsong and spoken word samples - including what sounds to me like folklorist Steve Roud on the opening track. The Guardian review likened her vocals to a 'south London Björk', though I don't think that fully does her justice. Guests include Graham Coxon and David Tibet.
(for more on May Day folklore, history and politics see May Days in South London - Neil Transpontine - free pdf pamphlet)