The British are famously obsessed by the weather. We have a huge range of words to describe weather, the time of day, and the seasons. Clusters of regional words, many now fallen out of use, have been formed here into tiny poems tracing the arc of a day in 7 sections: Dawn, Mist, Wind, Ice, Sun, Rain, Dusk. The unfamiliar words, sounding as they do like strange language, provide a kind of spell and requite close attention.
from In Place,
released May 1, 2018
Words by Robert Macfarlane
(Form the wordhoard in 'Landmarks with additional words for rain from Melissa Harrison's glossary in 'Rain')
What a huge talent Laura Cannell is... A fearless experimentalist and improviser with both spirit and sensitivity.
The Church setting is perfect and obviously inspirational for her,making the pieces sound ethereal and intangible...there but not there,if you will.
Her influences may be medieval but her approach is very firmly contemporary and her playing is strong and (com)passionate.
Very highly recommended without reservation.
Wow!...I feel the strongest urge for cigarette after listening to this. An album that will leave those who go through it, spent, emotionally raw and uplifted.
More of this kind of thing please!...and Mr Lee, its time you gave us an album. Catherine M. Fox