Exposé Online banner

Fern Knight — Blithewold
((Not on label) no#, 2005, CD)

by Cesar Montesano, Published 2006-05-01

Blithewold Cover art

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.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 33, 2005 releases

Related artist(s): Fern Knight, Alec K. Redfearn / The Eyesores

Latest news

2019-08-20
Alex's Hand Seeks Spa Treatment – American / European band Alex's Hand has a new album in the works called Hungarian Spa, which looks to be their biggest and best yet, featuring a large roster of guest musicians. They're seeking funding to take the project on the road, and are looking for help from the crowd of wisdom. » Read more

2019-06-05
Legendary Co-Founder of The 13th Floor Elevators Passes Away at Age 71 – Sadly, Roky Erickson passed away on May 31, 2019. Known as the father of psychedelic music and co-founder of the ground breaking 13th Floor Elevators, Roky had a profound influence on music from the 60s to today. Plagued by his own personal demons, Roky had a difficult life and is now free of these burdens. » Read more

2019-04-24
Help MoonJune Bring Great Music to Life – Like many music lovers around the world, we’ve been thrilled and amazed to hear the recordings that have been released by MoonJune from sessions at La Casa Murada in Spain. Such label stalwarts as Mark Wingfield, Markus Reuter, Asaf Sirkis, Tony Levin, Dusan Jevtovic, Vasil Hadzimanov, and many more have gathered in various combinations at the studio to produce some of the most creative music in recent years. Now, label head Leonardo Pavkovic is offering a compilation, La Casa Murada - MoonJune Sessions, Volume One, as a fundraiser for upcoming sessions. » Read more

2019-04-10
The Pineapple Thief to Tour North America – November and December of 2019 will see The Pineapple Thief bringing their music to Canada, Mexico, and the US, and famed drummer Gavin Harrison will be on board. The band has been touring extensively in Europe, but North America will be new territory for them. » Read more

2019-03-25
Scott Walker RIP – Noel Scott Engel, better known as Scott Walker, was one of the most intriguing and enigmatic musical figures in the second half of the 20th Century. His strange career started with The Walker Brothers, an American pop group that featured no one named Walker and no brothers. After moving to England in 1965, they had a series of hit singles. Scott's solo work started with Scott in 1967. Starting in the 80s, his work took an increasingly avant-garde turn. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Jade Warrior - Distant Echoes – For the uninitiated, Jade Warrior's recorded history began around 1970 as a three-piece, integrating east Asian themes, introspective jazz-rock ideas, some elements of folk, and a lot more into a...  (1994) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues