Sunday, January 10, 2021

The Secrets of 'Gardens'

 Fancy some fragrant respite from non-stop insanity and evil? Here's my essay on Virginia Astley's ambient cult classic From Gardens Where We Feel Secure, the British tradition of rhapsodic pastoralism, and the post-postpunk microtrend for Wide Brimmed Hat Pop. Part of Pitchfork's 'Sunday Review' series of appreciations of lost classics and significant albums they never covered because, well, the magazine didn't, exist yet, did it?





Still flying the Wide Brimmed Hat Flag in 1988