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Port of Embarkation

by Aeolian May

Stirring melodies and lyrics atop a fusion of alternative indie rock, pop and a touch of new age with piano, guitar, sonic textures and percussion that will take you on an unforgettable journey of love, redemption, hope, despair and reflection.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Alexandria
5:12 $0.99
2. Revolution
4:18 $0.99
3. Lost Cause
4:42 $0.99
4. Go Away
4:32 $0.99
5. Virtual Woman
5:34 $0.99
6. Remains of the Day
4:11 $0.99
7. Port of Embarkation
4:10 $0.99
8. Way Down South
6:14 $0.99
9. Hotel Room
3:52 $0.99
10. Blue Sky
5:27 $0.99
11. Shipwrecked Eyes
4:13 $0.99
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Album Notes
Aeolian May combines stirring melodies and lyrics atop a fusion of alternative indie rock, pop and a touch of new age with piano, guitar, sonic textures and percussion. With Aeolian May's first self-produced, self-recorded (and self-released) album you'll embark on a journey of love, redemption, hope, despair and reflection to often mythical, distant or future worlds.

Songwriter and producer James Durham combines the ethereal and moving vocal performance of Danan Healy with the lyrical guitar of Matt Ellison along with synth, piano and string soundscapes that evoke the imagery and messages of a multitude of themes with passion, thoughtfulness, and sometimes a bit of light-hearted adventure and sarcasm.

The angelic yet earthy, hauntingly beautiful voice of Danan Healy singing to James Durham's soulful lyrics is at times reminiscent of Sarah McLachlan, with a twist of Suzanne Vega and Loreena McKennitt. You can occasionally hear overtones of the purity of Olivia Newton John's voice (gasp!) but with a completely different style. Recorded on a (literally) shoestring budget in conditions that would make a big studio laugh, this collection of songs hints at great things to come from this talented musical team. Saturated with profound messages, then complimented by the right balance of airy upbeat sound, this album is sure to be an independent classic.

Songwriter, Producer, Various Instruments: James Durham
Lead Singer, Songwriter: Danan Healy
Lead Guitar: Matt Ellison
Additional Guitar: Damien

Website: www.aeolianmay.com

Danan has recently launched a solo project as well, and has finished recording a great new solo EP entitled "You Need More Love." You can find out more about her solo project at www.dananhealy.com.



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Zerk Wilder

This is great music
This is one of those cd's that you just sit back, relax, and enjoy. You'll soon find yourself humming the wonderful melodies as you drive in your car or lie in bed at night. Ethereal feelings abound. Great song writing. Great singing. Highly recommendable.

Virginia Fox

Glad I took a chance on this one!
I picked up this album based on its interesting album cover art, and description. I have loved listening to this music! It has incredible variety and musicality. The songwriting is superb, and I really enjoyed the singer's voice throughout. This is one of those albums you just throw into the CD player and know you are in for a great hour of music. I highly recommend, and would buy another album from this group!

David Howe

Great first album!
This is a great first album! I eagerly await a follow-up from this band. Danan Healy's voice is amazing and the songs are really interesting. Virtual Woman is a stand-out to me. The production is surprisingly good especially considering the "shoe-string" budget mentioned in the description. Makes me wonder what these guys could do with a big budget. One of the best unsigned bands I've ever heard.

Ali Seable-Durham

Absolutely fabulous! The music is fresh, catchy and beautiful!
This album is full of musical suprise. The 80's fans, the alternative fans, and "good music" fans will love it. It's fresh, catchy and beautiful.

Music Fan

Wow what an album!!!
I first saw Danan Healy perform in a small club in North Carolina and have been a fan ever since! She is an amazing performer whose voice captivates from the very first note. Port of Embarkation is an wonderful album! Danan's gutsy emotional voice shines through each one of songwriter James Durham's beautifully crafted songs! Higlights for me are Blue Sky, Virtual Woman, and Hotel Room. This duo obviously has something to say and I eagerly look forward to future projects!


awesome outing by a great new band!
great songs, great singer, great guitar - this is what indy music is all about - inspiring story, makes me want to work on my own art - i'm glad these guys kept at it and hope they don't take too long coming up with another cd


Aeolian May's "Port of Embarkation" is wonderful. The variety of sound is so interesting. Each song is totally different from the others. The composers are superb and Danan Healy is an extraordinary singer. Bravo!!