Orouni | A Matter Of Scale

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A Matter Of Scale

by Orouni

Pop folk, beautifully influenced by Belle & Sebastian
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Kiss the Flower
3:23 $0.99
2. Toothpaste On My Suitcase
2:52 $0.99
3. I Wanna Have Money
2:28 $0.99
4. The Perfume Conspiracy
3:15 $0.99
5. Inside the Museum
2:47 $0.99
6. Snowfall With a Sock
6:29 $0.99
7. Parody
1:43 $0.99
8. In the Old Days of Our New Life
3:27 $0.99
9. The Girl Is in Love
3:18 $0.99
10. Bee Flat
3:10 $0.99
11. Switzerland Warning
3:32 $0.99
12. The Late Polish Plumber
4:12 $0.99
13. Don't Be Attached
4:20 $0.99
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Album Notes
Orouni is the name of an herb that has purple or white flowers. It is a parasitic plant that lives in damp woods. Since it does not produce chlorophyll, it is dependent on a host tree for its nourishment. When the plant does not find any tree, it is very sad, though it feels free. When there is a nice oak tree in sight, the herb is happy, but afraid of commitment too.

Orouni also refers to a well in Chad. When the well has a lot of water in it, it is happy. And when nomadic people come to take water from the well, it feels more important, because it can be useful to others, but then it feels also emptier.

Maybe Orouni refers to other things, that have their own weird feelings too. Maybe not.

Feeling depressed, glad, helpful or misused, after all, is just a matter of scale.



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wonderfull album!
Pas grand chose à ajouter au commentaire du dénommé "Brent". Ce disque est une merveille dont la beauté est proportionnelle au nombre des écoutes. Mais, contrairement à ce qu'il pourrait sembler après une écoute distraite, ce disque ne s'adresse pas seulement aux amateurs de folk de chambre. Car ce disque est avant tout un grand disque de pop. Le jeu de mot du titre a en ce sens valeur de manifeste: il ne s'agit pas là uniquement d'un problème d'échelle (ou: comment exprimer dans le petit espace cloisonné d'une chambre, avec un minimum d'arrangements, de virtuosité et de "démonstration", le pannel le plus large des émotions humaines), il s'agit aussi d'un problème d'accords: comment on construit une chanson, comment on en découvre les ressources, les éventualités, les architectures possibles à l'aide d'une simple guitare (et parfois d'un piano, aussi quand même). Une sorte de solfège expérimental qui deviendrait un outil pour découvrir le plus d'émotions possibles.
En ce sens le disque d'orouni se rapproche beaucoup plus des premiers disques de Daniel Johnston ou des meilleurs artisans pop actuels: Weezer, Belle & Sebastian, The Delgados... que de n'importe quel énième album de folk lo-fi. Ces artisans qui, quel que soit le style utilisé, ne se concentrent que sur une chose: dire le maximum avec une seule chanson.
Et en plus il y en a 13, c'est vous dire si c'est bien.


A beautiful album by a talented songwriter
This is an album full of fantastic stories. From the irresistably bitter hook of "Kiss The Flower" to the final words ("Spit out your bubblegum") of "Don't Be Attached", one is held in the sway of this storyteller from Paris. Recorded in a small flat, in the center of the city, Orouni sings as if he is whispering in your ear alone. This, I believe, accounts for the growing amount of people who are tremendously attached to his work. For when listening, his stories become your stories, and one has the feeling that he (somehow) can hear your own. Thus, the "listening" of this album becomes a kind of exchange, which is an all too rare thing.

The album design centers around an island. Open it up and there is a map... Bright and Bold Flags fly the names of songs as if they are more important than borders or countries. They are! Ever since I opened up A Matter Of Scale I can't wait to revisit this strange and enchanting place.