BARON Torpor LP
Label: Svart Records
‘Torpor’, the new album from British rock four piece, Baron, is the latest in a long line of imaginative works hailing from the British Isles that seek to link place and mythology – the wind beaten rural landscape and the stories of magic handed down through generations of tellers. In this way it takes many of its cues from previous generations of musicians and artists. Alan Garner and Mervyn Peake; Derek Jarman and Kate Bush, all explorers at one time or another of the potent mix of history, folklore and landscape that lie at the heart of these Isles. It is a testament then to the sheer quality of ‘Torpor’ that in this daunting company Baron should not feel ashamed.