Bedouine – Waysides (2021) [FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Bedouine – Waysides (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/88,2kHz | Time – 00:37:26 minutes | 770 MB | Genre: Folk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Bedouine Music

Despite Azniv Korkejian’s increasing success as Bedouine, she still feels like a secret—and not the kind you’re impatiently waiting to spew out, but rather the kind you want to keep as your own, as close to your heart as possible. Then again, it is difficult not to gush about Bedouine’s modern folk fables and luscious voice.

Bedouine sounds as if she’s been plucked from Laurel Canyon in the ’60s, her music both effortless and beautifully intricate. Her lyrics are approachable, with a folky playfulness and poeticism. Each Bedouine track is a dream, a cosmic fog that flows easily into the ear, with the most polite seductiveness that enchants and ceaselessly delights.

Korkejian often intricately weaves the established folk sound with a contemporary, almost futuristic flair, mystical and otherworldly—somehow, still sounding timeless. On “The Wave,” Korkejian begins with an acoustic guitar, until moments later the picking is met with airy, occult instrumentals that almost capture what a shooting star would sound like. Near the chorus, magical little nuggets of sound feel straight from space, smoothly blending into the guitar and piano. Each instrumental moment peeks through every unsung moment of the track, a dimension entirely in itself, but equally as exquisite and light as Korkejian’s relaxed vocals.

Three albums in, Korkejian is still developing her musical style. Her 2017 self-titled debut and 2019’s Bird Songs of a Killjoy saw Korkejian toying with country, folk and soul, but Waysides may be the ideal album to help one understand what exactly her sound is blossoming into.

1. Bedouine – The Solitude
2. Bedouine – It Wasn’t Me
3. Bedouine – I Don’t Need the Light
4. Bedouine – Easy
5. Bedouine – This Machine
6. Bedouine – The Wave
7. Bedouine – You Never Leave Me
8. Bedouine – Sonnet 104
9. Bedouine – Forever Everette
10. Bedouine – Songbird