“These songs present themselves as news, reporting executions on the wheel. Yet they incorporate imagined elements, which serve not literal truth but narrative structure and which assimilate these supposedly topical events into repeated patterns of cultural meaning. Features like the casting of lots, the progression through three would-be killers, the rescue by hunters, and the bearing of twins echo classical folktale themes. Though placed in the world of the everyday, they shade into legend.”
A new C90 mixtape by Gewissen. Renaissance space music.