Antikvarne folk-pjesme s albuma Fallen By The Watch Bird preradili su Demdike Stare, The Focus Group, Anworth Kirk, Susan Christie, Samandtheplants itd. i braću Grimm pretvorili u braću Quay.
Jane Weaver, Fallen By The Watch Bird (2010)
An enduring presence on Manchester's music scene, Jane Weaver returns with a new collection of antiquated folk songs that boldly draws influence from "Eastern European children's cinema, Germanic kunstmärchen, 70's television music and early murmurs of 80's synth-pop". As that billing would suggest, The Fallen By Watchbird is a very Finders Keepers-ish affair and calls upon some suitably distinguished and obscure guests. Susan Christie and Wendy Flower (one half of '60s psych-folk legends Wendy & Bonnie) both make notable appearances, as do Andy Votel and Gruff Rhys collaborator Lisa Jen. The Fallen By Watchbird occupies that part of folk heritage that's so beloved by the likes of Meg Baird, Josephine Foster and anyone who's spent rather too much time learning the songs from The Wicker Man soundtrack; it all feels at once ancient and staunchly rooted in the prog-influenced sounds of '70s acid folk. The arrangements are haunting and beautifully pieced together, with eerie chimes running through the lovely 'Turning In Circles' and fuzz-serated electric leads taking charge of 'Whispers Of Winter' - there's even a spot of Ghost Box-esque synth-scaping for 'Noctilumina' to consolidate that blurry, nostalgic view of the 1970s. Closing track, 'Silver Chord' proves to be especially irresistible, coating itself in wonderful string melodies and weightless vocal harmonies. Recommended. - boomkat
Jane Weaver / Demdike Stare / The Focus Group,
The Watchbird Alluminate (2011)
Remaining faithful to her influences of Germanic märchen tales, Eastern European children’s cinema and mechanical pop music, Jane Weaver expands her critically acclaimed Fallen By Watchbird concept album in this ten chapter sequel-of-sorts by employing a cast of new actors and narrators to reinterpret her surreal “cosmic aquatic folklore” 12 months after the first installment. Here Jane experiments with volks-music in its purest most innocent form using modern tools to re-tell and recycle second hand stories. Inspired by post-war cinematic interpretations and hand-me-down mistranslations of global folk tales Jane has collaborated with a close-knit group of musicians, noisemakers and vocalists/narrators to create automatic-music and re-illuminate an eleven-page novella about telepathy, technology, lost-love, wiccan, war and watchbirds.
With a unique approach to making non-linear mechanical music this pop-up collective adds a further creative perspective to the oft mistreated “concept album” virtually eliminating genre distinction in favour of communal noise – a unique product of genuinely independent music in 2011 which continues to sprout further branches.