The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Jane Weaver

Another rough year corresponded to another bumper crop of excellent music. Once again, my list is huge, because I fell in love with each of these 125 records and found it impossible to not include all of them in my fashionably late list.

I'm choosing to post my favorites in alpha order from A-Z again this year. You'll probably find some records that everyone and their fifth cousin raved about, but I hope you'll also find a few records that might be new to you, and that you'll fall in love with them as much as I have.

My thanks, as always, to the artists who created these records.


Who: Jane Weaver

What: Fenella

When: November 2019

Where: Fire Records

Why: A soundtrack that isn't really a soundtrack, Fenella is Jane Weaver's take on the soundtrack to the 1981 animation Fehérlófia, by Marcell Jankovics. The animation might be based on folklore of long ago, but the record is of another place and time altogether. Weaver's gossamer vocals float through deep space and mechanized soundscapes, tangling together somewhere between lovely and frightening. At times this riveting collection of stars is a little bit Barbarella and a little bit Doctor Who, a stylized embrace of many universes worth of things unknown.

[posted 3.27.20]


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