SELK live at Bello Bar, celebrating the release of composition
‘Moments’, a collaboration between Anna Jordan and Javier Navarrete.
With the wonderful Rhob Cunningham opening the night, and special
guests Cora Venus Lunny (violin), and cellist Kate Ellis.
‘Moments’ opens like a lullaby and like the best cradle songs.
It is studded with dark images that are redeemed by metaphors
of warmth and intimacy. There are demons and smiles coated with
armour, waves that threaten to overwhelm and the redemption of
She sings alone, accompanying herself only with her ukulele, until Navarette’s shimmering strings weave and wrap themselves around the melody, much like the lover she addresses in the song.
Jordan’s lyrics and brittle-bird-bone melody provide the narrative and Navarette’s orchestration underscores it and elevates the song into a performance of yearning and redemption.
It is no small thing that a composer of Navarette’s standing has
sought to collaborate with Anna, it says as much about her talent as it does about his desire to plough fresh furrows of sound; We should be glad they have found each other the results so far, leave us gently craving for more.’