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Songs for Edna -

(Manimal Vinyl; US: 17 Mar 2009; UK: 6 Apr 2009)

While no longer performing under the nom de plume Ginger Lee, former Bat for Lashes multi-instrumentalist Caroline Weeks takes her former group’s sound to a whole new level of ambient sophistication on her downright lovely solo debut, Songs For Edna, a collection of tunes derived lyrically from the works of early 20th century American poet Edna St. Vincent-Millay. Using a three-quarters size classical guitar, she takes the Kate Bush-by-way-of-Bjork art pop of her Bat for Lashes days and roots it in a more fertile landscape that opens up Weeks’ lush, lilting voice more so than anything she has done. Songs for Edna is a haunting collection of songs that should appeal to both poets and pop fans alike.

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Ron Hart is currently enjoying his 11th year as a professional music journalist. In addition to PopMatters, he has also written for such publications as CMJ, Billboard.com, SPIN.com, The Village Voice, Gear, Paper, SHOUT NY, Paperthinwalls.com, Blender, Yellow Rat Bastard, Good Times, Paste, and Barnesandnoble.com among others. He is also the editor and publisher of the Interboro Rock Tribune, a free NYC music zine now in its 6th year in print. Please give us traffic on our website at http://www.irtmag.com.


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