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Most recent release, Of Kings & Angels: A Christmas Carol Collection (seasonal, 2013); most recent regular release, The Huntress (2012)
Mediæval Bæbes' site
Miranda Sex Garden are on hiatus at the moment, because Katherine Blake, who was more or less the main creative force of the group, started another project, the Mediæval Bæbes, whose music is more in the Madra vein...kind of...it's all old(e) English stuff, VERY old VERY amazing songs, not the high chirpy Italian madrigals, but old Latin hymns and the first Christmas carols and things...their first album Salva Nos is available in America, but their second, Worldes Blysse, is not...sadly...but the Bæbes actually sold very well, both albums topped the Classical charts in Britain and they toured all over...well, all over England...but anyhow, it's 16 girls and Katherine is the main creative force, yet again... she took a few of the girlies from Miranda Sex Garden along for the ride as well...apparently, it was making them more money than Miranda Sex Garden was at the time. anyhow, it's mostly a cappella and overall very compelling amazing music...I'd say go check it out if you can find it... Mediæval Bæbes and Portishead are the only things that got me through a traumatic time. I also have a special place in my heart for medieval sacred musics, especially a cappella vocal music...Lordy...how I love that stuff... anyhow...so umm...yeah, that's what Miranda Sex Garden are up to now. ;D (John.Drummond)
Recommended first album:
Highly recommended for fans of Early Music and/or a cappella music
Nicole Froblisch, Carmen Schneider, Katharine Blake (musical directions), Nichole Sleet, Karen Lupton, Teresa Casella, Marie Findley, Audrey Evans, Clare Ravel, Ruth Galloway, Rachel Van Asch, Cylindra Sapphire
See general comments above
Mediæval Bæbes have released two DVDs: Mediæval Bæbes (filmed in 2006 for their tenth anniversary) and Live at Gloucester Cathedral (filmed in 2008).
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