Sarah Angliss

composer | musician | electronic artist

Sarah Angliss

composer | musician | electronic artist

London, a modern edifice on a mediaeval footprint, is the blueprint for Ealing Feeder, a steely, unsettled love letter to the city.

Inspired by London folklore past and present, Ealing Feeder is an album steeped in the sounds of sirens, wrestling rings, the Thames and the London tree canopy.

A Wren in the Cathedral, set in Limehouse, collides electron theory with city birdsong and Hawksmoor’s architectural formalism. A transfiguration myth in the ancient song ‘The Two Magicians’ is reimagined in a masked wrestling club in Bethnal Green. The drowning myth ‘The Cruel Sister’ – in which a woman’s body is used
to make a violin that speaks – is set around a sluice gate leading to
the Thames today.

With translations of Anglo Saxon magic, Cow Heart Pin is inspired by an amulet made by one London butcher from a dessicated heart to curse a rival (a story reported in Edward Lovett’s Magic in Modern London, 1925). Set in Alexandra Palace, The Messenger draws on early 20th-century mysticism and imaginations of mobile telephony. Sky Bullion reflects on some of the more venal forces shaping the city skyline today.

 
 
 
Sarah Angliss on clavisimbalum (photo Agata Urbaniak)
Agata Urbaniak
Ealing Feeder front cover

Selected tracks from Ealing Feeder

  1. You Taught Me How to See the Crows Sarah Angliss 5:25
  2. Camberwell Beauty Sarah Angliss 3:05
  3. A Wren in the Cathedral Sarah Angliss (feat. Stephen Hiscock and Colin Uttley) 3:59
  4. The Bows Sarah Angliss (feat. Emma Kilbey) 5:28
  5. Cow Heart Pin Sarah Angliss (feat. David Bramwell of Oddfellows Casino) 3:50
  6. Sky Bullion Sarah Angliss and Stephen Hiscock 4:08
  7. The Messenger (Alexandra Palace Mix) Sarah Angliss (feat. Jenny Angliss and Flora Dempsey) 4:02

Videos

A Wren in the Cathedral

The Bows

Cow Heart Pin

CREDITS

Composed performed and produced by Sarah Angliss with thanks to the following guest artists:

Jenny Angliss – vocals (The Messenger)

David Bramwell of Oddfellows Casino – vocals (Cow Heart Pin)

Flora Dempsey – spoken word (The Messenger)

Emma Kilbey – spoken word (The Bows)

Stephen Hiscock – percussion (A Wren in the Cathedral, The Fancy Cheese People, Sky Bullion and Fever Van)

Colin Uttley – spoken word (A Wren in the Cathedral, Ventriloquist and Fever Van).

 

 
 
 
Ealing Feeder back cover
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