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I know people will think theres a religious element to this, which isnt something I want to comment.
Encouraged by Real Worlds penchant for blurring boundaries, she channelled her trademark combination of classicism and innovation into an exhilarating gem of an album, one which pulls off that rare coup of putting listeners in touch with their deeper feelings."Saffron" for Diana Payne-Myers.Where her previous albums, 1997s Deluge and 1999s Flood, were written specifically for theatre and film the former for Canadian dance company O Vertigo, the latter for Stanley Kubricks Eyes Wide Shut Untold Things is very much Pooks own creative vision.Because words are so incredibly powerful, Pook explains, I tend not to use them.I just do it and see the connections afterwards.The experience of working with him was truly powerful.(As a former member of The Communards and co-founder of the all-female sextet Electra Strings she has also helped flesh out the sounds of PJ Harvey, Paul Weller, Morrissey, Nick Cave and Siouxsie Sioux).This hypnotic disc is above all else a unique creative vision, mixing obscure medieval instruments with strings, talking drums, and casual everyday sounds like birdsongs and children's playground chatter.But I do think theres a sense of faith, of loss and yearning, which is inherent in the music.Track 10 contains sample from "Boat Song" sung by Hoang Oanh from the album "Song of the Banyan." youtube josman loto Original vocal material devised by Jocelyn Pook and Melanie Pappenheim.Liner notes, i wanted Untold Things to reflect the live work Id been at the time, says the classically trained, thirty-something Londoner."The Last Day" dedicated to Sharon Chazan.On others Ive recorded texts backwards, because I love the strange, kind of uneasy quality you get.Saffron is the title track for In A Land of Plenty, a major new BBC TV drama series which aired at the time of the albums release.You could say that it has a spiritual, even magical, quality, as befits one who is constantly changing artistic shape and whose surname is the Celtic word for fairy.So weve used a made up language on two of the songs; theres one piece which developed from a phrase Parvin Cox once sang to me over the phone.