Release Date: Jun 21, 2019
Record label: Spacebomb
These are the filters we all apply to our world. With the swipe of a hand we can take the edge off the harsh realities of our lives, gleaming over or improving upon our base subjects. It is often an attempt to smooth over the cracks in an attempt to portray that perfect moment, to cushion the blow and provide protection for ourselves while masquerading for those looking in.
The folk music Azniv Korkejian makes as Bedouine has a beckoning quality, a distance that masks the emotion brewing just beneath the surface. Her lyrics are circular and understated; on her second album, Birdsongs of a Killjoy, it often takes a few listens for the wistfulness of lines like, "I love you/You love how much I love you" to sink in. Her music is largely free from temporality--it could have just as easily been made in the 1970s as today.