November 2, 2012
Medæval Bæbes – ‘The Huntress/Devotion’
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5 / 10 England’s Mediaeval Baebes have been making the middle ages sexy for 15 years now — they once had a record produced by former Velvets minstrel John Cale — and their latest choral suite will delight weirdy-beard folkies and new-age goth types alike. With lyrics nicked off Ben Johnson, William Blake and court documents from the Pendle Witch Trial, there’s plenty to chew on over two discs. Hell, the Mediaeval Bloakes even show up at one point. Why stop there? How about Paleolithic Babes, in which members fight over a single, phalangeal whistle carved from human bone? Anyone?
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