Sometimes a harp can be a percussion instrument. Sometimes that instrument is played by an Angel. When that angel opens her mouth, equal parts Bjork, Dolly Parton, Fingernails on a chalkboard and honey-coated barbed wired fall out. She hurts us at first, her every awkward utterance raking over our ear-drums like mosquitoes carefully sculpted from the bones of bonsai dragons. Then, quite unexpectedly, we find ourselves utterly besotted, completely in love. How do you do that, Joanna Newsom?
More Lovely after the fold …
The Book of Right On with harp as percussion:
Straylight Run make her emopuff mcangsty-pants “Peach, Plum, Pear” a beautiful slice of their own here:
Made it this far? You little trooper you! I’m sure the rest of her debut full-length album The Milk-Eyed Mender, will be something you will come to treasure too.