Folk chanteuse’s pulls heartstrings and with latest EP
The beauty of folk music is that to be authentic it hasn’t had to change. All you really need is an acoustic instrument and a soaring voice. While music has progressed since Shirley Collins and Joan Baez, folk doesn’t need it to sound great. Some folktards think you need more. Luckily Cal Folger Day isn’t in this camp.
What Day does effortlessly is mixing elements of Beth Orton, Joanna Newsom and Linda Perhacs to create something new and heart breaking. On opening track Homez a Place her ethereal voice soars while the music swirls around her, enveloping her in scenes of nature, but you know, with witches. The track ends in a twee maelstrom. A maelstrom in a twee cup, if you will.
The Adornament EP is released by those good people at Reeks of Effort. This should be a real surprise as Day fits into their mission statement perfectly. While Day might not make the kind of racket that King of Cats, Trust Fund, T-Dead and Joanna Gruesome do, she does make music that has intensity and beauty.