littlebow / Three
The third album release by cult instrumentalists, littlebow, the none-less obscurely titled Three, also signals the addition of folk/early music harpist/vocalist Brona McVittie (Forestbrook, Rún, Queen Of Corkbots) into the bands’ complex musical fold, joining mainstays Katie English (Isnaj Dui, The Sly and Unseen, The Doomed Birds of Providence) and Keiron Phelan (Smile Down Upon Us, State River Widening, Orla Wren) and their battery of flutes, cellos, guitars and keyboards and maintaining the clarinet and drumming work of auxiliary musicians Jenny Brand (Kluster Ensemble) and Jerome Tcherneyan (Piano Magic).
Three continues and extends littlebow’s Impressionistic fusion of musical styles into what can only be described as a mood of high-brow, high-summer, high-happy, Kitsch Utopianism and renders their, already amorphous, genre classification (last journalistic ‘pit-stop’ being ‘neoclassical- minimalist/folk-jazz’) ever more redundant.
Release Date: August 30th 2016
Released on CDr, a numbered edition of 100.
Artwork by Pam English.
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