Friday, November 5, 2010

June Madrona

Add Date: November 2 

Artist: June Madrona 

Album: Lions of Cascadia 

Label: Bicycle

Genre: Folk 

Comments: Unusual vocals--which occassionally move into a choral and round-based realm--set the band June Madrona's Lions of Cascadia apart from other recent folk records. It's a pastoral, quirky, hand-spun brand of folk, and when the vocals combine with the flute, there's a very rustic sound--offset from being too Medieval fair-ish by the traditional cello, guitar, and banjo, not to mention earnest, personal lysics. Not conventional, but certainly interesting. Try tracks 7 and (in particular) 8.

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