Stegzy's Music Project

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The Crane Wife – The Decemberists [#318]

on May 21, 2015

440px-Decemberists_TheCraneWifeI first came across the Decembrists when I worked at Liverpool University. Someone had left a handful of MP3s of some of their songs on the desktop of a shared PC. So I copied them over to my USB stick and so began my journey with the band.

During my journey, just like most people during the time, I snaffled some albums from the internet. This one being the first and purely because of the tentative and incorrect links to Wicker Man. 

So what about the album? Well, the Crane Wife is the bands fourth album and contains music inspired by the Japanese folk tale The Crane Wife and Shakespeare’s The Tempest. I wouldn’t say it is a great introduction to the band but it does show what they’re capable of. Indeed, it did take several years and car journeys until I became comfortable enough to listen to the album without skipping tracks.

Of course, bearded people who wear half mast corduroy and know all about things before other people knew about the Decembrists before I did and it took me some time to realise that I had actually been working with one such person for some time, without actually knowing.


One response to “The Crane Wife – The Decemberists [#318]

  1. […] a folder containing several music files. Some of the files were of the Ditty Bops, others were the Decemberists but the ones that struck a chord for me were those featuring the Dresden Dolls. Now we’ve met […]

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