"Larkin Grimm left her bedroom fantasies and took a next step into the world, rambling and with inspiration open, and with socialized musical interaction, from nature calls to haunting memories (personal experiences with relationships, or Appalachian ideas of traditions), as well as fantasies and hidden experiences, or direct interactions. Sometimes she becomes the voice of the woods, the shamanic survivor with her own freedom, than she becomes the traveller in quest, thinking of things that are lost, lonely heading forward, but meeting new surprises. There’s interesting guitar structured improvised playing, but also loose found sounds, and moody colouring. Each song is recorded on another location and mostly with different people. The most brilliant contribution is the 7 year old Sadie Underhill singing in a strange vibrato and with incredibly well done open timing -she also wrote the lyrics-. Larkin showed with this new release a richer world than before, which sipped real diary-like poetry into its musical context." Psychedelic Folk
Larkin sings and plays guitar, dulcimer, bells, chimes, wall, floor, bass, flute, pennywhistle, whistling, drum; John Grimm : fiddle, mandolin; Annelise Grimm : cowbell; Tom Van Busrick : drums; George Langford : guitar; Jacques Russell : barking; Teppei Ozawa : voice, guitar; Haley O'Connor : hammond organ; Sophia Dixon : drums; Kelly Cook : flute, drums; Lara Polangco : voice, banjo, tabla, tambourine, autoharp, cello, zither, chair, slaps, orgasm; Mother Nature : rainstorm, Sadie Underhill (age 7!): voice, lyrics; Haley & Kelly : pennywhistle
ya no sé cuántos discos bonitos he escuchado este año. y éste es bonito bonito... sobre todo si te gusta Josephine. porque suena a: Josephine Foster, Faun Fables, strange fruit, The Iditarod... mi canción preferida es No moonlight, preciosa. por no hablar de Rocky Top, con Lara Polangco acompañando y arropando con su voz, su banjo y su pandereta el silbido de Larkin.
file under: grandes damas del folk.