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Vashti Bunyan – Lookaftering [2005, Full Album]

I just discovered Vashti Bunyan today.

From her YouTube Page: In the mid to late 1960s, Bunyan was under contract to Andrew Oldham (manager of The Rolling Stones), which saw her release two singles. However, Bunyan found the experience frustrating, and decided to head for the Scottish islands in search of an artistic commune supposedly established by Donovan. She travelled around the countryside with her partner Robert, in a horse-drawn wagon. It was during these travels that she wrote the songs which would later appear on Just Another Diamond Day. Bunyan returned to London where she was urged by producer Joe Boyd to record her songs while they were still fresh. The recording session took place throughout December 1969 at Sound Techniques in London. Song arrangements were performed by Robert Kirby, who also worked with Nick Drake. Members of Fairport Convention and Incredible String Band contributed to some tracks. The album was initially released in 1970 but was a commercial failure and Bunyan retired from music for many years. This album was released in 2005.

Her music is a perfect compliment to Irene’s pictures, and vice-versa.