Michael Tanner - Suite for Psaltery and Dulcimer
Format: Vinyl LP
Catalogue No.: KR16
Release Date: 4th December 2020
Genre: Folk (New Folk)
01: Psaltery (feat. Alison Cotton)
02: Dulcimer I
03: Dulcimer II
Michael Tanner (aka Plinth) lulls the listener into a half-imagined worlds, drawing equally from vague memories of childhood (eerie books borrowed from the library, quaint otherworldly television serials, hours spent exploring old attics and junkshops), and a heartfelt love and appreciation of the English countryside and the ancient villages dotted around it. His songs have been likened to 'little spells', and hearing them fade out for the last time is to be gently roused from a dream and, perhaps sadly, returned to the present time.
The limited LP 'Suite for Psaltery and Dulcimer' draws inspiration from 70s new-age cassettes and the Sussex landscape. Playing only bowed dulcimer and psaltery, Michael is joined by Alison Cotton on viola. Limited to 300 copies, with hand stamped labels.