Anna Rugis - Traffic in Gold (RDR519)
Rugis’ new collection of songs entitled TRAFFIC IN GOLD may be described as contemporary port a’bial music. IE vocal music from the Hebridean Islands of Scotland. Intricate melodies, multi-tracked and with sophisticated harmonies, weave a tapestry across a drone or minimalist sonic pattern. The lyrics stand alone as poetry but when wed to such elegant melodies and sung with such delicate power they are truly mesmerizing.
TRAFFIC IN GOLD is unique – a fresh take on a traditional sound. This is music to listen to in the best sense of that word.
“Elfin Anna Rugis began to sing. Her acoustic mouth music could only be
described as mercurial, magical and many moons ancient. It’s as if it
had slipped from the earth and taken to air to fly around the walls on
wings.” – Ponsonby News.