I have been prepping for the launch fo my second album, Buckie Prins, on the 3rd of November. Its more ambitious that the last- with a host of talented musicians, some amazing camera work, and two essays to accompany it!
BUCKIE PRINS PRESS RELEASE
Glasgow based musician Quinie, aka Josie Vallely, returns with her second album Buckie Prins due to be released in November 2018.
Following on from a sell-out debut release in 2017, the eponymous Quinie, Vallely returned to Glasgow’s beloved Green Door Studios to record this full-length follow up. The album further explores the versatility of Vallely’s voice, as she sings primarily in Scots, with a style inspired by the traditions of Scottish Traveller singers Lizzie Higgins (1929-1993) and her mother Jeannie Robertson (1908 –1975). Collaging together source material, Vallely amalgamates sean nos style melodies, children’s rhyme, story poems and snippets of more traditional tunes to create a bleak and extended blur of narratives routed in an imagined Scotland. Throughout the tape we are confronted with women’s stories that investigate the tensions that exist between the formidable (mountains / moor / ocean) and domestic (tedium / objects / care).
Building on the largely accapella first release, Buckie Prins sees Vallely accompanied by Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh (Circuit des Yeux, Josephine Foster. Woven Skull), Oliver Pit (Golden teacher, Dick 50, Ultimate Thrush) and Neil McDermott (Askolenn, Tartine de Clous, Alasdair Roberts & Friends). They bring a musicality to the tracks that combines minimalist tension, foundations of drone, stabbing atonal noise, and choppy medieval repetition.
The release is accompanied by an essay by Megan Jones, a medievalist based in Glasgow. Her research interests involve the post-medieval legacy and reception of the Middle Ages and the ideological potency of the period in modern discourses. She is currently investigating the malleable forms the Middle Ages take in contemporary culture, with a particular focus on the weaponisation of the period by racist/nationalist groups.
Also included is a copy of a handwritten letter by Michael Dempster, The Scots Scriever.
The album will be released via GLARC (The Greater Lanarkshire Auricular Research Council) as a limited edition cassette and digital download.