Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Cinder Well x Jim Ghedi - "I Am a Youth That's Inclined to Ramble"

We discovered Cinder Well back in 2020, but this is our first time hearing Jim Ghedi. The duo's new singe, "I Am a Youth That's Inclined to Ramble" certainly does not sound like anything recorded in California. Amelia Baker (aka Cinder Well) first discovered the song in the Irish Traditional Music Archives. It's from the point of view of a young man leaving Ireland for America. Baker takes the lead on the song, which they turn into an almost entirely a capella song, except for some fiddle that slowly comes in and hides far in the background about halfway through. Haunting barely describes this song. The song is a lush, droning experience to listen to, despite how stark it is. 

You can listen to "I Am a Youth That's Inclined to Ramble" below. The song is available as a single with the B-side of "Pulling Bracken" via Free Dirt Records, and can be found over at Bandcamp. For more on Cinder Well x Jim Ghedi, check out Cinder Well's website.

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