You folks all know what kind of music you like – but I think this one is something special. It is a rather ambitious project, being the result of five years work. Ms Merchant has taken an eclectic selection of poetry from children’s and fantasy literature and set them to music. The result is a hypnotic and magical recording that spans as many musical styles and genres as the bounds of poetry will allow.
“The Nursery Rhyme of Innocence and Experience,” “Equestrienne,” and “The Peppery Man” are my own favorites, but I suspect that anyone that listens to it will select different ones. The tone of the recording is intimate and secretive, full of imagination. It is child-like without being childish.
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