Fern Knight — Blithewold
((Not on label) no#, 2005, CD)
by Cesar Montesano, Published 2006-05-01
Adrift in a general flowery provenance, Fern Knight flies its meticulously winsome banner. Heralding the lost folksy souls from that magical acquiescence of nature that flowed effervescently in the late 60s, a wave of kinship is ushered in. Carefully selected covers are nipped gracefully and stealthily tucked away in this home recording that faces towards the sun. This is a wafting sojourn deep into a forest of abundance, inundated with fairy pixie-folk. Perched precariously on a sky branch precipice, soothing trills float down as refulgent droplets of musical rain. Twirled potion blossoms of purity deliquesce petal-soft in pearly freight. Barring one eulogy, humdudgeon gently be gone, for a few brief moments we can escape the mundanely modern world to fragile memory of simpler sprightly bliss. Within these ramparts of fortune, a few classic forays into princely oblivion are trod in female voice. Donovan, Tim Hardin, and Ennio Morricone are treated with tidy aural genuflection. Margie's pincer-plucked guitar and delicately nuanced vocals are accompanied by a complementary palette of instrumentation, replete with harmonium, hurdygurdy, accordion (courtesy of Alec K. Redfearn, leader of the Eyesores), metallophone, cello, bells, and birds. Strolling further into the next and previous album should certainly bear fruitful blessings.
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