The Invisible Comes to Us

Anna & Elizabeth - The Invisible Comes to Us
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March 30, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Smithsonian Folkways / Label
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This record will infiltrate your dreams and cause you to be haunted by beautiful sad ghosts. What a magical traditional Appalachian folk album !

Breath of the microphone. A woman's voice introduces a song performed by Margaret Shipman. Click. Click. The soft crackling of the vinyl invades the room, and the voice of a very old woman begins to sing a melody about a mother who lets her son go off to war and begins to dream of a peaceful world, where only the ... read more
After Anna & Elizabeth’s impressive but niche self-titled album of hyper-traditional Appalachian folk, I’d pegged them as “good at what they do/maybe not for me.” But followup “The Invisible Comes to Us” is far more interesting — both a massive artistic leap forward and probably with a broader appeal as well. Anna & Elizabeth launch themselves into the world of full-on experimental avant-folk; their folk roots are as traditionally Appalachian as ... read more
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Added on: April 14, 2018