Hey Cal-pals! My friend Patrick Wolf has released his latest album, Lupercalia, today on iTunes UK. I don’t recommend music very often here on my blog… I listen to a lot of popular stuff that everyone already knows about, or stuff that’s so personal that I don’t expect others to go for it like I do. Patrick’s music is the best of those two worlds.
If you know me at all, you can probably guess why I took to his music immediately: Patrick plays a mind-boggling array of acoustic instruments like violin, viola, piano and harp. He has a rich, gorgeous and sexy singing voice. And he writes his own music, about his own life and things that matter to him.
Just give his songs a listen and I’m sure you’ll find something you like. As a lifelong slave in the cult of Kate Bush and a fan of Tori Amos, The Cure, Nick Cave, balladeers, troubadours, Jane Siberry, Suzanne Vega, Amanda Palmer and others, I took to Patrick’s music right away and I hope you will, too.
Here’s one of his older songs, showing off his ability to play the violin/viola like a harp: