Hidden Prayers is a unique force in heart driven earthy contemporary atmospheric folk. Her compositions are expansive and colourful deserts of enriching sound. Her voice is passionate and siren like, evoking barren yet highly-charged emotional imagery of strength and self conquering. Her art is of the inner dimension. She doesn’t take you half-way there… People have needed to take the next day off work after seeing her live performances. The union between the ideas expressed and the emotion that carries them tends to send delusion on it’s way in the listener. Cathartic music that brings things up in whoever hears it – a catalyst for change. This, her debut self-titled album, is tour-de-force innovative folk. It features the creme-de-la-creme of Blue Mountains guest musicians and much involved production by Ash Wanders. Additionally many of the songs are in three or four conceptual parts, making Hidden Prayers truly a journey to be traveled for the absorbed listener.
Tone colour of featured instruments is rich and diverse: bottle-neck guitar, double bass, flute, piano, harp, mandolin, shakuhachi (by Master player Bronwyn Kirkpatrick), cello, clarinet, saxophone, darambuka, tambura, chimes, hand cymbals, backing vocals, thunder and rain.
released February 27, 2014
Songs written by A. Feord
Music By A. Feord and A.H.Benthe
Arranged and Produced by A.H.Benthe
control Altruis Music Publishing 2008
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