Pear O'Legs In Bristol with The Magic Lantern and The Idumea Quartet
Pear O’Legs Records is back in Bristol for more all time greats, we can’t wait for this!
The Magic Lantern
Drawing on a wide range of influences from folk, jazz and contemporary music, The Magic Lantern is an artist dedicated to remedying the anxiety and fear present in us all. The Magic Lantern draws on a wide range of sounds and textures from folk finger picking to pulsating grooves; lush string quintet lyricism to narcotic late night saxophone jams; and a Mark Hollis-esque talent for leaving space around the vocal, all united by Jamie’s instantly recognisable voice and inimitable song- writing style. He has received praise from numerous supporters including BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, BBC 6 Music’s Guy Garvey, Lauren Laverne,Gideon Coe, Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction and BBC Radio 2’s Jamie Cullum, Mark Radcliffe and Bob Harris among others.
“Dreamy, beautiful. Something very, very special” – **Lauren Laverne, BBC6 Music **
_“Gorgeous, beautiful. This stopped me in my tracks. Slightly surreal, in all the right ways” _ – **Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2 **
The Idumea Quartet
Blending tradition, innovation, and sheer nonsense in roughly equal measure, the Idumea Quartet deconstruct and reconstitute Appalachian folk music, drawing strong influences from minimalism and experimental music. The name derives from Idumea, song 47b in the Sacred Harp. Using the traditional string quartet instrumentation while coming from a shared background in traditional music, the quartet seeks to bring the trad repertoire into conversation with a chamber music aesthetic. Add harmonized singing into the mix and the result is a sound which is as high and lonesome as it is symphonic.