Daphne X “The Plumb Sutra”

The spirits are confused and dancing on Daphne X’s transfixing The Plumb Sutra. Recorded in an isolated house in the Galicia region of Spain, The Plumb Sutra is folk music from an alternate universe. Cryptic patterns keep finding their way to the surface throughout the album, the rhythmic cadences imbued with a layer of ghost dust that find surprising ways to entrance listeners. In Galician folklore, the Miño … Continue reading Daphne X “The Plumb Sutra”

Bredbeddle “Steps on the Turning Year”

Rebecca Lee is a storyteller. On her newest album as Bredbeddle, she weaves a sprawling, engaging narrative across four pieces in roughly two hours. Each of the four tracks on Steps on the Turning Year wind through countless sonic avenues, taking unexpected twists and turns to the point that it’s impossible to know where Lee will go from minute to minute. That unpredictability is part of Bredbeddle’s … Continue reading Bredbeddle “Steps on the Turning Year”