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Will Bankhead aka Guild 22 offers up a rare mixtape of his own, stitching a gorgeous sequence of folk songs into a precious, personal one for his label, The Trilogy Tapes.
‘The Cyclone Of Holy Cove’ was, according to the author “made for winter, during a heatwave”, and features a reel of as yet undisclosed folk songs sung in myriad tongues. They’re mostly instrumental, vocal works, running a gamut from northern European, choral, shanty-like to overtone singing, but notably includes a number of gamelan, percussion and thumb piano works that we can loosely ascribe as SE Asian and Subsaharan in provenance.
It’s the sort of tracklist that eludes ID requests and plays out like a dream rummage in the back of Bankhead’s head or dustiest reliquaries of his enviable collection of oddities. You’re going to have to take it on faith that it’s a proper, rare pearl...