Darn tootin, I almost missed this new release from the sublime Joanna Newsom. Thank the stars for the front page over at YouTube!
Taken from the Diva's October-due album, Divers, Sapokanikan is a bright and lithe piece of music that finds her still insistent on delivering wordy pieces. If you're unfamiliar with this Marmite-esque Diva, prepare to be assaulted by lyrics that tumble forward, almost relentlessly, for five minutes straight. With this familiarity there is also novelty, though, with the Diva playing more than ever with range and harmony to convey the narrative. The resulting mesh is one that is as invigorating as it is thought provoking. (I almost feel smarter just for having been in its presence!)
Honestly, it's going to take more than a few listens to digest this complicated piece of gorgeousness. But I'm going to enjoy every minute, and every repeat!