Album du jour: Johanna Warren, “nūmūn”

Johanna Warren nūmūn

Stunning. Johanna Warren‘s soprano voice rings clear and true, whether soloing or blending with itself to create gorgeous harmonies. Her sinuous melodies, odd meters, moonstruck lyrics and love of drones, pedals and grounds combine for a timeless and exotic quality; I’m transported and mesmerized each time I listen. Precious? Yes, in the best sense of the word. Here’s a legitimate heiress to such foremothers of goddess-folk as Linda Perhacs and Vashti Bunyan, both of whom came out with valedictory albums in 2014. Please listen.

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