Kathleen Baird – Lullaby For Strangers

This cd came as a big surprise to me. I had never heard of the musician nor the label. Kathleen Baird previously performed under the name Travelling Bell and she is also a member of freak-folk band Spires That In The Sunset Rise. Just for your information.

This new album is a piece of beautiful weird dark folk music. Kathleen Baird’s style is somewhat in between the typical sound of the Fonal Records releases, Nico and Nora Keyes.
‘Breaking The Roofs’ and ‘Morning Song #1’ are much in the weird Fonal style while ‘The Last Words’ is reminiscent of Nico as on The End. At times the sound gets more theatrical and spooky like the music by Nora Keyes.

Lullaby For Strangers is a record which will find its way to my stereo set a lot in the future and I will also keep my eyes out for any news on Kathleen Baird’s music. A nice suprise among all the music that is released every day.

artist: Baird, Kathleen
label: Secret Eye
details: cd, 10 tracks [AB-OC-23]