Chris Murphy | Arcana Valley

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Arcana Valley

by Chris Murphy

Full of fingerstyle acoustic verve, string arrangements and harmonies. At it's core, this is an album about friendship, nostalgia and optimism.
Genre: Folk: British Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Hara
2:36 $1.00
2. The Brief Song of the Mute
4:42 $1.00
3. Sympathy Agent
4:01 $1.00
4. Hypnos
3:36 $1.00
5. The Moon and the Valley Remain
2:57 $1.00
6. The Dead and the Innocent
4:27 $1.00
7. In the Wires
4:33 $1.00
8. Was Lost, Now Found
4:13 $1.00
9. Force of Good
4:48 $1.00
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
These songs cover themes that we are all familiar with: friendship (‘Sympathy Agent’), optimism (‘Force of Good’), dreams (‘Hypnos’). However, there are also specific personal ones such as that explored in Was Lost, Now Found; a semi-autobiographical story about Murphy's Grandfather who lost a gold ring in a garden in Texas in the early 1980s and how, years later, he returns to find it. There's the subject of communication, divorce and the role music plays in our lives too. (‘In the Wires’). There’s also the love song set at midnight ‘The Moon and The Valley Remain’, about time and stillness, set against the motif of the acute divide between the rural and the urban landscapes.

These stories and ruminations are carried by lush fingerstyle acoustic guitar, string arrangements, and vocal harmonies.

"I had to record these songs, It was as though they were humming themselves to me in the twilight hours between sleep or perched like melancholy little birds on my shoulder when I looked in the mirror." (Chris Murphy, liner notes, Arcana Valley).



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