Ep.27 - Theme for an Asylum

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Folk songs from a 19th-Century asylum for women, collected by the alter ego of Simone Schmidt.

Simone Schmidt performs as Fiver. Her new album, Audible Songs from Rockwood, is a collection of songs based on the mid-19th century archives of the Rockwood Asylum for the Criminally Insane, complete with contextual liner notes by her ethnomusicologist alter ego, Simone Carver. The album is out April 21st.

Songs on this episode, all by Fiver:

"Pile Your Silver"

"Stable Song"

"Worship the Sun (Not the Golden Boy)"

"Carry on Warm"

The Imposter is hosted by Aliya Pabani and produced by Kevin Sexton. Find links to some of this work at our website: canadalandshow.com/imp

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