Brona McVittie - We Are the Wildlife

We Are the Wildlife

Brona McVittie

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CD Album 10 tracks £10.00
Download Album (MP3) 10 tracks £7.99
Download Album (WAV) 10 tracks £7.99
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Description

Brona McVittie - We Are the Wildlife

McVittie’s debut offering is a psychogeographic journey through a collection of traditional folk ballads and original compositions inspired as much by the geometries of London’s urban fringes as by the sonic phenomena within the great rural landscapes of Mourne. This mixing of traditional songs with her own compositions, and thematic ties between songs old and new, coupled with the use of traditional instruments (harp/flute/strings, etc.) against subtle electronic backdrops and innovative production techniques all adds up to a record that is heartfelt, timeless and yet pleasingly contemporary in feel, a perfect mix of new and old, on every front.

All songs written and/or arranged, performed, recorded and produced by Brona McVittie at Corkbot Castle, UK. Co-produced and mastered by Myles Cochran at Mineur Studios, France. Myles Cochran (drums 2 / 4 / 6 / 7 / 10; slide guitar 4 / 6 / 9); Richard Curran (violin/viola/cello 4 / 5 / 6 / 7); Hutch Demouilpied (trumpet 3 / 6); Anne Garner (flute 2); Keiron Phelan (flute 5 / 6). Cover: acrylic on canvas by Gladys Mulligan

Reviews

“A rare, and rarefied, beauty.” 4/5 The Independent

“Beautifully embroidered folk…sweetness and bite…A stimulating debut” 4/5 The Guardian

“Heavenly debut…boldly experimental…Simply gorgeous” 8/10 Uncut Magazine

“A debut album which answers that much asked question “Where now for folk music?”…” Dave Franklin, Dancing About Architecture 

“A debut album of serious quality. Inventive modern folk” Songwriting Magazine

“Relocates you to another place, somewhere magical and far from the fury and decay of modern day life” Mark Barton, The Sunday Experience

“Nature reverberates wonderfully in an alchemy of traditional and contemporary instrumentation, making for an exquisite listen from this post-folk electronic chanteuse” Across the Line, BBC Radio Ulster

“Pleasingly dreamy folk tones but with a strong and haunting undercurrent of otherworldliness”
Conor O’Toole, Underground of Happiness

Tracklisting

CD Album (COC001CD)
  1. Brona McVittie - When the Angels Wake You
  2. Brona McVittie feat. Myles Cochran, Anne Garner - The Flower of Magherally
  3. Brona McVittie feat. Hutch Demouilpied - We Are the Wildlife
  4. Brona McVittie feat. Myles Cochran, Richard Curran - And the Glamour Fell on Her
  5. Brona McVittie feat. Richard Curran, Keiron Phelan - Broken Like the Morning
  6. Brona McVittie feat. Myles Cochran, Richard Curran, Hutch Demouilpied, Keiron Phelan - Under the Pines
  7. Brona McVittie feat. Myles Cochran, Richard Curran - Newry Mountain
  8. Brona McVittie - Molly Brannigan
  9. Brona McVittie feat. Myles Cochran - The Vast and Vague Extravagance That Lies at the Bottom of the Celtic Heart
  10. Brona McVittie feat. Myles Cochran - The Jug of Punch
Download Album (COC001DIG)
  1. Brona McVittie - When the Angels Wake You
  2. Brona McVittie feat. Myles Cochran, Anne Garner - The Flower of Magherally
  3. Brona McVittie feat. Hutch Demouilpied - We Are the Wildlife
  4. Brona McVittie feat. Myles Cochran, Richard Curran - And the Glamour Fell on Her
  5. Brona McVittie feat. Richard Curran, Keiron Phelan - Broken Like the Morning
  6. Brona McVittie feat. Myles Cochran, Richard Curran, Hutch Demouilpied, Keiron Phelan - Under the Pines
  7. Brona McVittie feat. Myles Cochran, Richard Curran - Newry Mountain
  8. Brona McVittie - Molly Brannigan
  9. Brona McVittie feat. Myles Cochran - The Vast and Vague Extravagance That Lies at the Bottom of the Celtic Heart
  10. Brona McVittie feat. Myles Cochran - The Jug of Punch