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Robin Williamson
The Seed-At-Zero

Robin Williamson vocals, guitar, harp, mandolin
 
The World
The Seed-At-Zero
Skull And Nettlework
Holy Spring--To God In God's Absence
Lament Of The Old Man
In My Craft Or Sullen Art
Verses At Balwearie Tower
Can y Gwynt
By Weary Well
The Bells Of Rhymney
On No Work Of Words
The Barley
Hold Hard, These Ancient Minutes In The Cuckoo's Month
Cold Days Of February
Poem On His Birthday
For Mr Thomas

Recorded March 2000
ECM 1732
 
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The first ECM album by the founder of the Incredible String Band. "The Seed-At-Zero" sets poetry by Dylan Thomas to music, examines Thomas's relationship to the "Bardic tradition" of visionary Welsh poets including Henry Vaughan, Llywarch Hen and Taliesen and, in revisiting some of Robin Williamson's strongest songs from a distinguished 40 year career, fixes the Scottish singer/songwriter's work firmly within that tradition. The writers featured are outstanding exponents of what Williamson likes to call "wrought language", taking almost a sculptural approach to the written and the spoken word.