Like many fans of Joshua Burnside and indeed this genre (whatever you want to call it - alt folk, baroque pop
, who knows?) - Ephrata remains a very special record, unable to shake off its charm after many, many repeated listens.
The 32-year-old artist, known for her melancholic baroque pop
and tales of ill-fated love, said she was feeling "a little more emotional than I thought" as she opened a concert Monday night in Atlanta.
The label asked him to cover a number of Sixties baroque pop
and torch songs and he has also managed to squeeze in two original tracks.
is a description that has been applied to everyone from The Zombies and early Bee Gees to Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear.
However, where their previous collaboration resulted in Eastern-European-inspired baroque pop
and orchestral folk, Familia sees Sophie - daughter of TV presenter Janet Ellis - return to the soft disco sounds she's best known for.
The old baroque pop
sound is back - although slightly more mainstream and upbeat than first time around.
A master stroke of baroque pop
featuring layered instrumentals, it mixes the haunting harmonies of Beach Boys with the wry wink of Orange Juice.
He excels on three fronts with his voice, his baroque pop
writing and his wicked way with lyrics - by turns witty, filthy, abusive and resonant.
The band have spent two years maturing their harmony-heavy sound and eight months developing Who Knows Where The Time Goes - seven tracks of folk rock and baroque pop
written to be listened to as a whole.
Ships, with its psych-pop flourishes and liquid guitar, is reminiscent of British baroque pop
, and for all the 1970s-referencing ingredients, this is a thoroughly modern record.
A New York-based art director and writer, this colleague of the Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt doesn't dumb down his baroque pop