More Accolades For Joanna Newsom
OBSERVER UK "The best records often arrive mystifying but complete, as though gestated under physical laws different from our own. Ys is one; initially alien-seeming, but the more ferociously excellent for it. Named for the mythical drowned city of the Bretons, Ys is a five-track song-poem strung around a harp, with orchestral arrangements dancing attendance. Joanna Newsom's classical playing borrows rhythms and tunings from African kora music, making hers a more individual sound still."