How could I have missed this ?
If you’ve seen Sarah Angliss play live and wondered how she could capture her rambling, magical suitcase of weirdness in a recording, ‘Ealing Feeder’ goes some way to realising it. Sadly missing the robotic ventriloquist dummy heads and breathing handbag of her performances, this album still retains the eerie magic of Sarah’s music which pitches between spooky and a benign and welcoming oddness. ‘You Taught Me How to See the Crows’ is a pastoral recorder ensemble summer fantasia. ‘A Wren in the Cathedral’ features recordings of birdsong, manipulated by theremin, their pitch and melody bent and swirled; a narration about domes and altars overlays the song, sinister bells drizzling through the sound cracks. ‘The Bows’ is an evocative haunting of backwards whispering and creaking strings. ‘Ventriloquist’ lists the craft and objects of ‘modern Merlins’, the perversions ‘a parliament of monsters’, backed with ghostly operatic theremin and squealing metal…
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