Devastating live renditions of Bridget Hayden's personal reconfiguration of the blues including a radical re-working of the traditional 'When I Was In My Prime', three new songs from her own pen and closing with an improvisation for bowed guitar.
Bridget Hayden / guitar, voice
Recorded live at Cafe OTO on Wednesday 25 March 2015 by Shaun Crook. Mixed by John Chantler. Mastered by Rupert Clervaux at Grays Inn Road, London.
Available as 320k MP3 or 24bit FLAC.
1. When I Was In My Prime 5:08
2. Buried Breath 7:54
3. Shipwrecked 6:23
4. Intervention 10:30
5. Bowed Improvisation 4:16
All music by Bridget Hayden, except 'When I Was In My Prime' - Trad. Arranged by Bridget Hayden.
Bridget Hayden is a musician and artist who found notoriety as a multi-instrumentalist in experimental drone music ensemble Vibracathedral Orchestra at the turn of the century. Since 2006 she has produced a catalogue of accomplished compositions and is accredited for a thoroughly contemporary and remarkably sensitive readdress to the blues music tradition, most notable of which is A Siren Blares In An Indifferent Ocean, released on KRAAK records in 2011 to critical acclaim. There are countless attestations to her captivating live work accruing online with each performance and more so now that Hayden is beginning to integrate her visual work – a body of abstract and figurative film, painting and drawing – with her aural performance, creating evocative installations of light, sound and movement that emerge from undomesticated origins.