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Joanna Newsom - 'Instrumental 1999'

Indie's favourite harpist returns

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That title tells no lies: this is a vocal-less track that Joanna recorded in 1999, when she and her trusty Dodge Caravan were apparently a hot fixture on the Tahoe wedding-music circuit, according to label Drag City. Rather the glassy, choked filigrees of this mournful six-minute number than bloody ‘Your Song’ again.

Laura Snapes

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