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Maxine Funke - Silk LP

Maxine Funke - Silk LP

Feeding Tube Records (FTR410), US, 2018

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Maxine Funke sits in the top row of our favorite folk singers of all-time, alongside luminaries like Sibylle Baier, Linda Perhacs, Dino Valente and Will Oldham. Her sparse, breathy and home-spun acoustic guitar-centered music soothes any of life's woes, just try it. 'Silk' is her third full-length and we have scored a few copies of the OOP first pressing on black vinyl, released by Feeding Tube Records in 2018. 

"Fantastic third LP by this New Zealand musician whose first recordings were with the legendary $100 Band (Funke, Alastair Galbraith and Mike Dooley!), whose music was drifting experimental dust of a very high order. Maxine’s first two solo albums, 'Lace' and 'Felt' (originally released as CDR on Galbraith’s Next Best Way and a lathe on Epic Sweep, respectively), were reissued by Time-Lag to great acclaim in 2016, securing her place in the upper echelons of contemporary folk inventors.

"With the release of 'Silk', Ms. Funke manages to create an album that merges both of these style-threads. Many of the tracks are coast in an intimate mood congruent with artists like Sybille Baier, Barbara Manning, Myriam Gendron, Joanne Robertson and other women who have pulled sweetly dark sounds from pockets of deep emotion, abetted largely by acoustic guitar. On a few other tracks, electronic instrumentals hearken back to her work with “transcievers” in the $100 Band days. The balance between these posts is delicately intoxicating.

"A readymade classic from start to finish, Silk travels a brilliant series of spaceways with grace and assurance. We should all be so lucky." – Byron Coley, 2018

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