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Orla Wren - The Blizzard That Birthed Her

Recommended by us on 29th November 2013. 2 people love me. Be the 3rd...

The Blizzard That Birthed Her by Orla Wren
  • 10" vinyl £21.99
  • Beautiful deluxe 10" + CD package on Fluid Audio inc. letter pressed art, prints, pressed flowers etc. Edition of 300 copies
  • Artist: Orla Wren
  • Label: Fluid Audio
  • Genres: Drone / Kosmische, Ambient
  • Sold out, sorry!
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(1 review) 8/10

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8/10 according to on Fri 29 Nov, 2013

Well just clock the effort that has gone into packaging this release. It really doesn’t get much better “A limited edition run of 300 copies designed by Daniel Crossley; 4 track 10” vinyl on reverse board heavy card with printed inner sleeves with designs by Montreal designer Urban9, download code, 8 track 4-panel letter pressed CDs with wrap-around letter pressed bands, 4 prints resting inside typed/numbered glassine photo bags, 2 x double sided large prints, pressed flowers, all resting inside large tagged/scented letter pressed envelopes.”

If that doesn’t tickle your gorgeous packaging fancy then frankly I don’t know what will. As far as the audio is concerned, well it echoes the beauty in which it is housed. Not dissimilar to Orla Wren’s output on Home Normal; lush enveloping ambient soundscapes with heart warming cello from Aaron Martin and some flute from Isnaj Dui. I can’t imagine this will be available for too long. Lovely stuff indeed.

Soundclips

Press release

Offered as metaphor and delivered as analogy... 

The Blizzard That Birthed Her is the continuing echo of this year’s Home Normal success, Book Of The Folded Forest. Birthed as two original Orla Wren tracks ‘Five Acre Ladder’ and ‘Mountains And Wishbones’ which were recorded in the same session, Tui then worked the cello, bass and vocals of Aaron Martin into two alternative versions of each track, making up the 4 tracks on the 10” vinyl for Facture.

He then offered the same to Isnaj Dui who contributed some flute for him to then create the two versions with her as guest. To complete the companion 8 track letter pressed CD version the two "reprise" versions were created by Tui utilizing parts from the other tracks.

Mastered precisely by James Plotkin, the project is released as a limited edition run of 300 copies designed by Daniel Crossley; 4 track 10” vinyl on reverse board heavy card with printed inner sleeves with designs by Montreal designer Urban9, download code, 8 track 4-panel letter pressed CDs with wrap-around letter pressed bands, 4 prints resting inside typed/numbered glassine photo bags, 2 x double sided large prints, pressed flowers, all resting inside large tagged/scented letter pressed envelopes with beautiful artwork again by Urban9.

To accompany the album an exclusive promo film was made for the track Five Acre Ladder (re-prise) by Lumacell. And a very special exclusive bonus track The Cup Of Remembered Things is also included as a free download.

A returned honour of growth and loss, this album complements her predecessor as an expressive companion piece requiring little explanation.

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