Jordan Reyne | Crone

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Crone

by Jordan Reyne

Dark folk, pagan tales and celtic vocals. Sinead Oconner meets "The Wicker Man".
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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1. Dear John
6:10 album only
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2. The Shadow Line
4:49 album only
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3. Servitude
4:56 album only
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4. Turning from the Light
3:46 album only
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5. Dishonour Among Thieves
5:04 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Described by the UK's BBC as "simply stunning", Jordan's music blends the mythical with the tales of real people.

Jordan is a 3 time Tui Award (New Zealand Grammy) nominee, and has lent her voice to projects from Cafe Del Mar through to Lord of the Rings. A prolific writer and performer, she has seven internationaly acclaimed albums to her credit and has and toured the UK, Poland, Germany and New Zealand. In her home country, New Zealand National Radio claim Jordan as the author of a new sound.

The "Crone" EP is the first of a trilogy of EPs, "Maiden, Mother Crone", due for release through 2014. The trilogy combines pagan imagery with modern narratives on women. "The Hag", or Crone is a figure often marginalised and overseen. For this reason, she can be as political as she likes, and many of her songs are just that. Annoyed by peoples propensity to write her off, her tales have tones of anger, as well an element of the wise to them.

REVIEWS:

“may just be making the most important sound of this year. ...simply stunning. A thoroughly unique work of art from start to finish... Whether by hook or crook, you MUST own this album. RATING - 5 / 5” BBC Channel 4 (UK)


"It is hard to categorise music this original - PJ Harey springs to mind, but the style is 100% Jordan's... Her vocals are astounding".The Mix (UK)

"...original, dark, and very, very powerful" - Brass Goggles (UK)

"Fantastic. A work of art... rarely would I so strongly recommend you buy an album" Celtic Rock (Germany)

“One of this country's most gifted, probing and intelligent writers. A dark, emotionally intense and musically arresting concept album... delivered in lean poetry and electrifying folk-noir. An impressive achievement” - Graham Reid, Elsewhere (New Zealand)

“[The Loneliest of Creatures] is one of the best dark ambient pieces of music ever to have come out of New Zealand. It is also, in many ways, a triumph that Reyne’s previous works have been leading up to: a thoroughly emotional and moving piece of sound art which deserves wide exposure.” - FIEND Magazine (Australia)

“...she’s shrewd, has a history and keeps on going, with a weird mind and stories that evoke photographic snapshots... impeccably measured vocals that have a delightful timbre of mischief... a beautiful, perverse album, which will reap further rewards the more you allow it to.” - Mick Mercer (UK)

“Husky and thoughtful female vocals ride over a wide-ranging alternative spectrum of sound, from rock and acoustic guitars, to mellow and haunting synths. That said, this sound is distinct, with Jordan’s vocals being able to reach any scale, no matter what the music around her may be doing, making for a varied listening experience. This is what the scene needs – more bands willing to give something new a go, and [Jordan] seems to be amongst those leading the way” - Hard Wired (UK)

"Astounding; you can hear Susannah heartache and hear her tormented breathing... her lyrics are powerful.. the instrumentation excellent.. This album is nothing short of remarkable" Rip it Up (New Zealand)


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