|ANDREW KING The Amfortas Wound CD
It’s been a long wait but thanks to the French alternative label Athanor, Andrew King’s second album of English traditional folk songs has finally emerged into the light. The “Amfortas Wound” features eleven songs underlining Andrew’s taste for tragic ballads. Andrew makes extensive use of a harmonium and mock flute organ which he sampled himself. This is in part a stylistic tribute to Shirley and Dolly Collins whom I also much admire, but Andrew’s interest in experimentation takes the marriage of a traditional singing style with innovation a lot further.