The Meetings of the Waters

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The Meetings of the Waters

Fionn Regan

The Meetings of the Waters by Fionn Regan

Release Date: Apr 14, 2017
Record label: Abbey Records
Genre(s): Folk, Alternative Folk, Folk-Pop

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I rish 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.

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