London, UK’s fab folk sextet, Red River Dialect continue to accumulate glowing reviews and high praise for their recent release, Abundance Welcoming Ghosts. The nine-track album was released on September 27th via Paradise of Bachelors and is now followed up by the gorgeous, Robin Lane Roberts-animated video for the single “RV Kistvaen,” which can be viewed below. Red River Dialect hosts their sold-out album launch tomorrow night, Saturday, November 16th, at Servant Jazz Quarters, and will soon reveal a string of UK February 2020 tour dates.
According to a recent press release, the new video was “inspired by the ‘Money Pit’ legend, one of many folktales from Dartmoor in south west England in which someone raids a pre-historic burial chamber seeking ancient wealth, but loses something more vital in the act. . . In this particular tale, a jolly farmer dreams of a local kistvaen overflowing with money. He breaks open the tomb, spurred on by a mocking raven, only to find a small piece of black flint, shaped like a heart. Some speculate that this may have been a Neolithic arrowhead. He clings to this treasure, and becomes cruel, morose and bitter. Only the playfulness of his child, who takes the flint out to the moors to play with and loses it, relieves this heavy curse.”