Hatchling (album)

by Emily Portman, 2012

BBC Folk Awards winner Emily Portman’s second album, which Olivia came to ‘illustrate’ after getting in touch with Emily, having heard some of her work on BBC Radio 3 Late Junction. Having trained in classical music when she was young under the influence of her mother, a classical musician, Olivia has maintained a keen interest in music of all forms and traditions, and particularly folk. The illustrative potential of Portman’s contemporary (and often dark) interpretations of traditional myth and fairy tale appealed at once to Olivia, and for this album, created as a digipack, she made a series of etchings depicting characters and motifs from some of the songs.