Penny Rimbaud of Crass will release a new poetry album on CD this Friday. It's called What Passing Bells and finds Rimbaud reading the war poetry of Wilfred Owen. Rimbaud stated, "“I was a war baby who, like many, didn’t meet their father until they were three or four, which often was too late. My father brought the war home with him. He never much spoke of it, rather he was imbued with it; it seeped from his every pore. He was distant, absent and cold, and he made me feel fearful. Then how was I to know what horrors had so muted him, horrors which in his imaginings and his dreams would forever be present? "
On the album, he is backed by jazz cellist Kate Short, and pianist Liam Noble. You can hear the digital version now, below.