Release Date: May 12, 2017
Record label: Bookshop Records
If anyone was going to make an album with a 90-year-old poet living on an island in the far Pacific Northwest of the USA, it was Sam Genders. Since founding Tunng in the early-00s he's taken a strange and winding path, making very beautiful records with The Accidental, Throws and Diagrams, always with a gently visionary slant to the lyrics. Two years ago, he discovered poet Dorothy Trogdon, with the pair corresponding before meeting in person.
Following two LPs of warmly detailed, electronically imbued folk-pop, Sheffield native Sam Genders -- who records under the name Diagrams -- returns with Dorothy, a more understated effort that finds him collaborating with American poet Dorothy Trogdon. While projects that cross genres and even artistic mediums aren't uncommon, there is a uniqueness in Dorothy's cross-generational appeal which combines the literary perspective of a 90-year-old poet from the Pacific Northwest with that of a significantly younger singer/songwriter from Britain. After receiving Trogdon's only book, Tall Woman Looking, as a gift from a friend, Genders felt compelled to reach out to her and the two soon became the unlikely co-creators of this elegant little album.