Fionn Regan – The Meetings Of The Waters (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 41:01 minutes | 424 MB | Genre: Folk
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Fionn Regan is an Irish folk musician and singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Bray, Regan came to prominence with the release of his debut studio album, The End of History in 2006. “The Meetings Of The Waters” is his fifth full-length release, co-produced with Philip Tennant and Dave Granshaw.
Irish singer-songwriter Fionn Regan first blazed to public attention with 2006’s The End of History, earning comparisons to Bob Dylan and Nick Drake, and a Mercury nomination before record company disputes halted his momentum. His first album for five years is still a folk record at heart, but one swathed in electronic orchestrations. Euphoria and Cormorant Bird are closest in sound to his early work: gently beguiling tunes and dizzying, literary imagery: “You pulled a rainbow from my skull and you said, ‘Look at that.’” Elsewhere, things are more experimental: Cape of Diamonds and Book of the Moon bring rockier guitars and stadium-ready “oh oh ohh”s, and Babushka–Yai Ya depicts a pub brawl set to a Kate Bush soundtrack. The exquisite Up into the Rafters finds Regan on a heroic mission to sing like the Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser, while curveball closer Tsuneni Al blends wind chimes and echoes into 12 minutes of becalmed, ambient beauty.
01 – The Meetings of the Waters
02 – Cormorant Bird
03 – Turn the Skies of Blue On
04 – Cape of Diamonds
05 – Book of the Moon
06 – Babushka-Yai Ya
07 – Ai
08 – Wall of Silver
09 – Euphoria
10 – Up into the Rafters
11 – Tsuneni Ai