JUDY DYBLE & ANDY LEWIS
Summer Dancing 8/10
Dyble’s reengagement with the music business after decades of silence continues in conquering style here. Teamed with producer and Weller bassist Lewis, the ex-Fairport singer dishes up avant-folk with a thin glaze of psychedelia and gurgles of electronica on songs that draw their charm from the contrast between Dyble’s crisp enunciation and vaguely experimental settings. “A Net Of Memories” and “Night Of A Thousand Hours” are typical of their approach, pitting folk purity against samples of radio announcements, ticking clocks and sleepy synthetic fuzz. Or “No Words”, a semi-symphonic beauty that sounds like a softer, more accessible Nico.