The Company of Corkbots releases folkloric alt-pop music created by the Queen of Corkbots.
The Track for May from the Queen of Corkbots is out now.
Ortus – after the Latin for ‘rising’ – is inspired by the month of May with all its burgeoning growth and vitality. This orchestral instrumental is the second in a series of Songs without words. The artwork for Ortus was created from an illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian. Read more about the inspiration behind Ortus…
The Track for April from the Queen of Corkbots borrows a phrase coined by Brian Eno. In his words “Now is never just a moment. The Long Now is the recognition that the precise moment you’re in grows out of the past and is a seed for the future. The longer your sense of Now, the more past and future it includes.”
Radially symmetrical sea anemones, starfish and jellyfish are the only biological creatures known to possess a slice of immortality. Some species of jellyfish can reverse age cycling endlessly between the adult and juvenile forms. All three groups boast species that can regenerate from fragments of themselves. These weird and wonderful creatures feature in The Long Now video from the Queen of Corkbots.
The unapologetically chirpy Track for March from the Queen of Corkbots is a traditional folk song originally sung by a chimney sweep from Devon by the name of Dickie Lashbrook. Dickie was recorded by song-collector Peter Kennedy in the 1950s and ended up on the Alan Lomax Songs of Seduction collection as the inaugural track – Blackbirds and Thrushes. Hares on the Common is her interpretation of this song. There have been many recordings of the better known Hares on the Mountain since the 1960s.
Arranged, performed, recorded and mixed by the Queen of Corkbots. Mastered by musician-producer Myles Cochran. Released by the Company of Corkbots on Thursday 17th March 2016.
The Queen of Corkbots Track for February: The Devil’s Bow & Arrow is inspired by the rich folkloric heritage of our favourite British bird, the robin. Subscribe to her on Bandcamp for a mere £12 per year and get your monthly track and other perks straight to your digital device of choice.