Bedouine - Bird Songs of a Killjoy LPSpacebomb Records
Vinyl LP pressing. 2019 release, the sophomore album from the Syria-born, Los Angeles-based folk singer/songwriter. When you listen to the love songs of LA-based Bedouine, you will be reminded of Karen Dalton's world-wise voice or the breathy seduction of Minnie Riperton's vocals, the easy cool of French ye-ye singers, and the poetry of Joan Baez. Her folk is nomadic, wandering across time and space, and on the likes of new song "Dizzy" meander into danceable jams. On first discovery you may ask whether they're dated to 2019, or whether you've uncovered some forgotten classic. It makes sense that singer-songwriter Azniv Korkejian's arrival - both musically and personally - on her second record has been influenced by her own wanderlust, displacement, and curiosity.