Aidan O’Rourke – 365, Vol. 2 (2019)

Posted by Green on August 8, 2019as

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Multi-award winning fiddler, composer and producer Aidan O’Rourke (Lau) releases his new double album “365:Volume 2” on 9th August 2019 via Reveal Records. The 25-track deluxe double CD and story booklet follows last year’s sold-out “365: Volume 1” with another beautifully sparse and emotive collection recorded with Mercury Prize nominee Kit Downes (ECM). Bold, tender, full of old truths and distilled modern wit, “365:Volume 2” is built on the beauty of the miniature. It’s a collaboration between artists steeped in tradition but constantly breaking new ground. In 2013, James Robertson – one of Scotland’s leading authors – wrote a short story every day for a year. It became an enchanting, roaming collection of fairytales and memories and provocations; that was only the beginning. A couple of years later, Aidan O’Rourke wrote a tune every day in response to the stories. The result is a major new body of 365 tunes – a significant addition to the Scottish traditional music canon. “365: Volume Two” presents highlights from the heart of the project. Aidan’s playing and writing are renowned for deep lyricism and off-kilter twists, here paired with kaleidoscopic harmonies of Kit Downes on harmonium and piano. Aidan says: “This music is about storytelling – how to tell stories without saying too much.

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