The 4th instalment of our EPIC monthly EP release is out TODAY!!
APRIL SOUNDS by Laura Cannell and Kate Ellis
1. GOLD EDGES
When things feel broken we can reconstruct them into something new and even more beautiful. Like the ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi (“Golden Repair”), Gold Edges takes our difficult or broken emotions and cultivates a brittle fiddle line with luscious cello and overbowed violin into something new, something simultaneously energetic and dreamlike.
2. WHERE WILD GARLIC FLOWERS GROW
Wild Garlic (creamh) flowers covering the path as we emerged from hibernation… On return to Ireland Kate’s garden was grown over with Creamh. We jokingly said she should write music about Wild Garlic and it became clearer that the most common things hold the most magic. In Irish folklore bears would eat wild garlic as they emerged from hibernation and cloves of wild garlic were planted for good luck in the thatch of Irish cottages as it was thought to deter fairies.
3. HOLLOW SHIELDS
Pizzicato droplets are recorded over the phone, like water splashing onto our wooden shields, we are ready.
4. THESE ARE THE BIRDS THAT RETURN
“What Birds are these? That come from the Ocean. These are the Birds that Return.”
This song was created from fifteen words of a fragmented poem by the ancient Greek Alcaeus (born 625bc). It’s a reminder that some things have not changed in centuries and no matter what happens, the birds will return and spring will come again.
All tracks composed, recorded & produced by the performers:
Laura Cannell – Violin / Overbowed Violin / Viola / Voice
Kate Ellis – Cello / Double Bass.