Orla Wren The One Two Bird And The Half Horse

CAT No. FLAU11
Release Date: April 7th 2009
Format: CD / DIGITAL

英国出身のアーティストOrla Wrenの2作目。アコーディオン、チェロ、オルゴール、鉄琴、シタール、ダルシマー、フルート、クラリネットなどの様々な古典楽器と、ラップトップによるプロセッシングが組み合わさった幻想的なサウンドスケープは、デビュー作からより深みを増し、まるで東欧の奥深い森の中から聞こえてきたような、不思議な魅力を持っています。
本アルバムの特徴として、多彩なボーカリストの参加が挙げられるでしょう。ポストMeredith Monkとして、現在世界中から注目を浴びている東欧の若手ボイス・パフォーマーRussudan Meipariani、フリー/即興シーンで活躍する英国出身のジャズ・シンガーJessica Constable、そして日本からSmile Down Upon Usのmoomloooなど。
「Lau NauとFenneszが出会ったようだ」とも評される繊細なサウンド・トリートメントと個性溢れる歌声が見事に組み合わさった、21世紀のクラシック・フォークです。
元SLOWDIVEのSimon Scott、State River Widening、Phelan/Sheppardのメンバーとして活躍するKeiron Phelanがゲスト参加。

The One Two Bird And The Half Horse’ is the second album from Orla Wren. Recorded over the last two years in the environs of an isolated cold water cottage in the Scottish hills, it develops Tui’s happy obsession with rendering the minutiae of nature into sonic form, combining the oldest, wonkiest most organic of possible sound sources, instrumental or otherwise, fashioned into textures of pinprick detail. A wide array of stylistically disparate musical and vocal collaborators, from places as varied as Japan, the Georgian Republic and ‘down-home’ U.K., lend their weight to the process, alternately spooking and soothing the music, filtered through Tui’s “wires” into an intensely colorful democratic weave.

Orla Wren is a dream child. It’s surfaces may be brilliantly modern, but it’s soul is ancient and gently unfolds itself in a contemplative manner, revealing the antiquated isolation of the environments that have inspired it.

”It distils sublime wood smoke folk atmosphere and pointallist digitalis to the subatomic level, until it becomes effectively the same stuff that makes brooks babble and winds whisper. It’s the music that Fennez and Lau Nau might make after a night laying beneath the glittering constellations.”

Dave Sheppard

 

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Track List

Album Trailer

 

01 First Wooden Words

02 Seven Papers Torn

03 Tugboats And Railroads

04 Two Note Winter

05 Book Of Frost

06 Words Of Finn

07 The Fish And The Doll

08 A Wren Coloured Fable

09 33 Fainting Spells

10 Some Tales Wait Shy

11 The Unbowed Hand

12 The First Born Daughter Of Water

Press Quotes

an awakening, quite possibly unlike anything you’ve heard previously in your life, it provides twelve fleeting moments or perhaps timeless recitals captured and framed for posterity – Losing Today

a Kate Bush for the world of micro-minimal folktronica if you will…an incredibly lovely listening experience and the sound of an artist stepping into his own unique musical identity. – Fluid Radio

modern tapestry of medieval values- Barcode Magazine

An excellent marriage between digital music and traditional folk music – Vital Weekly

the songs just sort of flow freely, with various acoustic instruments, clicky fuzzy laptop sounds, and female vocals in the mix. Quite lovely – Foxy Digitalis

an achingly lovely collection of waifish soundscapes and vaporous vocals – Boomkat

voir l’ombre de la fée – Delicious Sculpture

De purement instrumentale, la musique de l’Anglais a évolué vers une electronica chantée dans laquelle des voix féminines opèrent dans un parlé-chanté qui sied plutôt bien à la délicatesse timide de l’ensemble – EtherREAL

En pourvoyeur de musiques pour doux rêveurs, flaü continue son bonhomme de chemin, et Orla Wren l’y aide bien – Autres Directions

Orla Wren The One Two Bird And The Half Horse

CAT No. FLAU11
Release Date: April 7th 2009
Format: CD / DIGITAL

Track List

Album Trailer

 

01 First Wooden Words

02 Seven Papers Torn

03 Tugboats And Railroads

04 Two Note Winter

05 Book Of Frost

06 Words Of Finn

07 The Fish And The Doll

08 A Wren Coloured Fable

09 33 Fainting Spells

10 Some Tales Wait Shy

11 The Unbowed Hand

12 The First Born Daughter Of Water

英国出身のアーティストOrla Wrenの2作目。アコーディオン、チェロ、オルゴール、鉄琴、シタール、ダルシマー、フルート、クラリネットなどの様々な古典楽器と、ラップトップによるプロセッシングが組み合わさった幻想的なサウンドスケープは、デビュー作からより深みを増し、まるで東欧の奥深い森の中から聞こえてきたような、不思議な魅力を持っています。
本アルバムの特徴として、多彩なボーカリストの参加が挙げられるでしょう。ポストMeredith Monkとして、現在世界中から注目を浴びている東欧の若手ボイス・パフォーマーRussudan Meipariani、フリー/即興シーンで活躍する英国出身のジャズ・シンガーJessica Constable、そして日本からSmile Down Upon Usのmoomloooなど。
「Lau NauとFenneszが出会ったようだ」とも評される繊細なサウンド・トリートメントと個性溢れる歌声が見事に組み合わさった、21世紀のクラシック・フォークです。
元SLOWDIVEのSimon Scott、State River Widening、Phelan/Sheppardのメンバーとして活躍するKeiron Phelanがゲスト参加。

The One Two Bird And The Half Horse’ is the second album from Orla Wren. Recorded over the last two years in the environs of an isolated cold water cottage in the Scottish hills, it develops Tui’s happy obsession with rendering the minutiae of nature into sonic form, combining the oldest, wonkiest most organic of possible sound sources, instrumental or otherwise, fashioned into textures of pinprick detail. A wide array of stylistically disparate musical and vocal collaborators, from places as varied as Japan, the Georgian Republic and ‘down-home’ U.K., lend their weight to the process, alternately spooking and soothing the music, filtered through Tui’s “wires” into an intensely colorful democratic weave.

Orla Wren is a dream child. It’s surfaces may be brilliantly modern, but it’s soul is ancient and gently unfolds itself in a contemplative manner, revealing the antiquated isolation of the environments that have inspired it.

”It distils sublime wood smoke folk atmosphere and pointallist digitalis to the subatomic level, until it becomes effectively the same stuff that makes brooks babble and winds whisper. It’s the music that Fennez and Lau Nau might make after a night laying beneath the glittering constellations.”

Dave Sheppard

 

KEEP READING