My album Moccasin Flowers was kindly thought of as the best album of the year over at Unknown Tone Records. The Bamboo Stilts album also made it into the list at number 7. Thank you Mark Kuykendall :)
Please click on the image below for the full promo/preview film on Vimeo ...
The new Orla Wren album Moccasin Flowers ( silentSEED ) began life late in 2013
during the very early preparations for live performances
at both JARDINS EFEMEROS in Viseu, Portugal and SPACE TEXTURES in Riga, Latvia.
Returning to and further exploring the analog synthesis techniques used in his early
and (in some cases) unreleased works Tui then began gathering sounds
and looking and listening for who else might best contribute to this new sound work.
The beautiful and intimate imagery from the film Two Years At Sea by Ben Rivers
had become hugely influencial at this point
and guest musicians such as Barry Leake, Veronique Vaka, Brinstaar,
Marc Myasoedov, Jura Laiva, Tsumugine, Aaron Martin and Sara Galan bestowed, throughout the process some exceptionally delicate parts
to the already intensely detailed and democratic weave.
The Spanish artist and cellist Sara Galan was invited to create the very beautiful drawings and paintings that make up this 6 sided rectangle special edition package
which was so wonderfully pressed on heavy matte stock by MonotypeRec Pressing.
The release of this album marks a very emotional time both personally and creatively,
folding in on itself over time quite naturally into the beginning of the silentSEED label
and onto a true artisanal autonomy.
Returning to the beautiful and intimate performance at Jardins Efemeros that was so very important in the making of this album ...
"Orla Wren is one of my favourite shamans - one that can transform sound into ultra-conscience aesthetic information" ... Rui Matoso - Jardins Efemeros 2014.
Limited Edition now available
My newest Filmscores mix for Headphone Commute is now on their site or you can listen here ...
I will be performing a live set at the new National Library of Latvia in Riga, Latvia on September 6th as part of the Balta Nakts event ... more info here
Visuals on the night will be projections from Urban9.
I will be presenting my live piece The Underneath Of Things at Jardins Efemeros in Viseu, Portugal on Saturday July 12th ... http://www.jardinsefemeros.pt
With light box projections by Urban9.
A new track of mine Fibres And Threads was included on this beautiful compilation that has just been released on the Russian label Dronarivm. You can stream the track and find more information in the releases section ...
2013 was my favorite year ever. Some thoughts of mine are over at the Flau website ... click the image above ...
My newest album The Blizzard That Birthed Her in collaboration with Aaron Martin and Isnaj Dui was released on December 1st as a 4 track 10" vinyl and an 8 track letter pressed CD on the beautiful FACTURE label and SOLD OUT in 24 hours on the pre-order alone.
Art and design was as always by my good friend in Montreal Urban9 and this beautiful promo film was made by another friend and collaborator Lumacell.
The whole thing was beautifully packaged by FACTURE label owner Daniel Crossley and our friend Ian Hazeldine kindly made this short film showcasing the care that went into the packaging.
Full information about the release is here x
WELCOME to my new website ...
It has taken some time to build and will change over time as the new projects are released. The artwork used around the site is by my good friend Urban9 who has designed a few of my forthcoming releases. This blog will also serve as a news page of things in my life that I want to share. Any news and exciting things will appear here on this blog.
So firstly, after two years in the making my new album Book Of The Folded Forest is finally released as a CD and DVD on the lovely Home Normal and available from their WEBSITE, or the STORE direct, in the UK at the wonderful Stashed Goods and if you are in the US Experimedia.
More info is further around the site, short link ... here.
Underneath are some shots of the beautiful designs for the new album by Urban9, 8 sided package with 6 double sided Urban9 cards and an A3 poster.
And below that two of the lead films from the DVD by Joey Bania and Lumacell.