Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Middle English Electronica

Delirium, featuring Mediaeval Baebes. Who says Middle English doesn't have a thumping, remixable beat?


The lyrics, should you be interested:

I have wist, sin I couthe meen
That children hath by candle light
Her shadewe on the wal iseen
And ronne therafter all the night

Bisy aboute they han ben
To catchen it with all here might
And whom they catchen it best wolde wene
Sannest it shet out of her sight

The shadewe catchen they ne might
For no lines that they couthe lay
This shadewe I may likne aright
To this world and yesterday

Bisy aboute they han ben
To catchen it with all here might
And whom they catchen it best wolde wene
Sannest it shet out of her sight

The shadewe catchen they ne might
For no lines that they couthe lay
This shadewe I may likne aright

[thank you, Eileen Joy and Larry Swain]

6 comments:

dtk said...

Well, now that I've seen the video, I must say that the Baebes are much cooler than the Oasis, the most passive-aggressive band in history...

dkline

Anonymous said...

but the future is in Wales

http://www.partyneuf.co.uk/index.html

and it speaks french

RaeRae said...

can I just say I want to know where they shop? I want their clothes.

and that was one of the most interesting songs I have heard in a long time

Geoffrey Chaucer said...

What beth up wyth the apples in the bath-tubbe?

"Litel" Lowys said...

"What beth up wyth the apples in the bath-tubbe?"

Thatz how they clone Enya, Dad.

J J Cohen said...

I let my three eyar old daughter watch the video. She immediately wanted to (1) put on her Fairy Dress Up outfit and zip around the hosue and then (2) have green apples bob around in the bathtub with her. "Because," she said, "that's what dancing princesses do." The power of images.