Monday, September 7, 2009

northern exposure

ed•dy |ˌɛdi|
noun ( pl. -dies)
a circular movement of water, counter to a main current,
causing a small whirlpool.
• a movement of wind, fog, or smoke resembling this.

ORIGIN late Middle English : probably from the Germanic base of the Old English prefix ed- [again]

From Montreal, Quebec, there is something of a "Rumours" era Christine McVie or Stevie Nicks in Veronica Charnley's approach running through "One Hundred Words for Water". Lindsey Buckingham too.

This is no bad thing. I am more comfortable with this gentle undercurrent than the febrile expositions of Kate Bush and Tori Amos the Fleetwoods informed in turn; or the everything-bar-the kitchen sink assault of the once elfin Bjork.

The instrumentation and arrangements - courtesy of Geof Holbrook - are almost uniformly exquisite.
In particular those shimmering eddies of concert harp.

Veronica Charnley : vocals, guitars;
Geof Holbrook : bass, piano, spinet organ, electronics, vocals;
Eveline Grégoire-Rousseau : concert harp;
Benoit Monière : drums, percussion.

Recorded and mixed by Robert-Eric Gaskell at the REQ Room & Studio Loco.
All songs written by Veronica Charnley. Arranged by Geof Holbrook.

illustration by evan moore.

FLOTILLA: COURT AND SPARK from "One Hundred Words For Water" CD (Sophomore) 2009 (Canada)



Löst Jimmy said...

I like the illustration, reminds me of the North Sea scenes here.

I drove on a factory errand today, the CD blared out some 80s Metal which strangely irritated me...or so I thought, I soon realised it was Monday that was disturbing me not the music.

Have a good evening bro'

Word Verification = wingli

ib said...

The illustration - which appears on an insert to this CD - appealed to me too. Choppy waters and changing weather.

Sorry to read about those Monday Factory Blues, Löst Jimmy. I kind of felt I'd fallen out the wrong side of bed, myself, this morning.

Take it easy, brother.

jenny said...