Artist: Orla Wren
Title: The First Born Daughter of Water
'The First Born Daughter of Water' from the Orla Wren classic 'The One Two Bird and The Half Horse' released on flau 2009.
'The One Two Bird and The Half Horse
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."
"a modern tapestry of medieval values" - Barcode Mag
"Indescribably desirable" - Loosing Today
"An excellent marriage between digital music and traditional folk music" - Vital Weekly
"the solo work of a pixie-like woman of Gaelic descent" - Fluid Radio
"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
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