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The Small Feat Of My Reverie (2014)

by Polly Paulusma

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    This 16-track CD is the complement to 'Leaves from the Family Tree', a sister-album with alternative versions of all the album songs, plus some others written within the orbit of the record, which all reveal something of Paulusma's writing processes.

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Last Week Me 04:34
Most Of It 04:02
Hallelujah 02:12
Fairylights 04:19
Two Houses 03:20
Wedding Day 03:25
Don't Ask Me 04:30
Lynch Pin 04:08
All Is Well 05:15
Take Me Home 05:05
Rainbow Eye 03:24


!It’s 2014 and Polly has been celebrating ten exhilarating years since the release of her startling shed-recorded debut ‘Scissors In My Pocket’ on One Little Indian (home to Bjork) with a special jamboree-of-a-gig at London’s St Pancras Old Church and this, her latest release.

‘The Small Feat Of My Reverie’ is the eagerly anticipated sister-album to her stunning 2012 album ‘Leaves From The Family Tree’, funded by another successful crowd-funding campaign by fans who will die for the songstress who one admirer described on Twitter as a ‘folk titan’.

This sister-album thing is something of a firm tradition now for Paulusma; the titles of sister-albums (2004’s ‘Scissors In My Pocket’ had its ‘Cosmic Rosy Spine Kites’; 2007’s ‘Fingers & Thumbs’ had ‘Fights & Numbers’) are always anagrams of their main-release sibling, and through their alternative versions of the songs they reveal something of Paulusma’s songwriting and production processes.

The best moment? Picture Paulusma, heavily pregnant with child number one, sitting in the stalls of London’s Sadlers Wells Theatre watching her brave 8-year-old cousin compete in a national ballet competition. A visiting US ballerina is about to perform while the judges deliberate. The music strikes up... and Paulusma freezes - why do those strings sound so familiar? As the voice rings out she realises why - it’s her - and it’s the a cappella/strings version of ‘Anywhere From Here’ from ‘Cosmic Rosy Spine Kites’ that the young dancer is pirouetting to. If art is a relay race, here is the baton in mid-flight. And Paulusma’s young cousin? Well, she decided Paulusma was ‘totally sick’. Or, to translate that into the parlance of an older generation - very, very cool.

‘The Small Feat Of My Reverie’ is out now on Wild Sound WLDSND007

For more information please contact info@wildsoundrecordings.com


released July 16, 2014


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Polly Paulusma Cambridge, UK

In 2004 Paulusma released shed-recorded debut 'Scissors In My Pocket' to worldwide acclaim, supporting Bob Dylan and Jamie Cullum. In 2012 she founded label Wild Sound and released ‘Leaves from the Family Tree'. A PhD and 2 kids later, ‘Invisible Music: folk songs that influenced Angela Carter’ secured folk fans in 2021. 'The Pivot On Which The World Turns', landed in 2022. ... more


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