GLAUCUS (THE TRUMPET LUCERNARIA)
Alasdair Roberts – guitar
Aidan O'Rourke – violin
Alex Neilson – drums
recorded by Freddy Chick
this musical poem is inspired by popular nineteenth century coastal ecology, where the scientific writing of the field-observer is tinged with evangelical contemplation / revulsion at encounters with small, aberrant sea creatures in the “fairy-land” underwater or by the sea’s edge. The poem begins with a reference from The Aquarium: Unveiling of the Wonders of the Deep Sea (Gosse, 1854), which takes a reverential tone to ravished / ravishing sea parasites.