Mac-Talla Nan Creag - The Sorrow Of Derdriu CD (Firecracker)

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Mac-Talla Nan Creag - The Sorrow Of Derdriu CD (Firecracker)
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Our favourite bothy botherers Mac-Talla Nan Creag (comprised of Hoch Ma Toch, Other Lands and Lord Of The Isles) return to Firecracker Recordings, channeling ancient rites, the mysteries of the Scottish landscape and its elements through technologies both old and new for your listening pleasure.

Estimated Release Date - November 2018
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Our favourite bothy botherers Mac-Talla Nan Creag (comprised of Hoch Ma Toch, Other Lands and Lord Of The Isles) return to Firecracker Recordings, channeling ancient rites, the mysteries of the Scottish landscape and its elements through technologies both old and new for your listening pleasure.

This time round the archaeological work of Forestry Commission Scotland at Dun Deardail in Glen Nevis, and the links between that site and the ancient Celtic myth ‘The Sorrow Of Derdriu’ provided fertile ground for new exploration and response. Accompanying the music once again will be a lush booklet containing some of the stunning imagery that results from the work FCS have done there, all packaged and silk-screened with the usual finesse we've come to expect from Firecracker Recordings and their chief visionary House Of Traps, in conjunction with 12th Isle's Al White.

Captured in part in a high vaulted medieval church, then in home studios, bouncing ideas back and forth over the internet, MTNC have once again drawn on field recordings, traditional instrumentation, analogue electronics and the simple power of the human voice to create a shimmering and expansive song cycle.

Whereas the first album was borne out of an intense period of field trips and whisky fuelled jam sessions in brochs and had a loose approach overall, the second is perhaps more focussed in its themes relating to the ancient tale - love, war, beauty and tragedy all intertwined - and they arguably go deeper this time, conjuring up something of the Fourth World feel, by way of the Firth Of Forth.

With additional contributions from Professor John Kenny - whose primal Zummoesque playing on a range of horns including a giant conch shell and a replica of the ancient Deskford carynx underpins several tracks on the album - and Eva Sutherland (daughter of Other Lands) who provides a reading from the myth at the very beginning, this is an album that not only carries the heaviness of history but also looks to the light of the future.'

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Artist Mac-Talla Nan Creag
Label Firecracker
Music Format General CD
Music Format Specific CD
Genre Ambient / New Age, Electronic, Experimental, Folk
Release Date 14 Sep 2018
Track 1 Position 1
Track 1 Title Derdriu’s Vision
Track 1 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/FIREC027/A1+Derdriu_s+Dream+(Clip).mp3
Track 2 Position 2
Track 2 Title Love’s Promise
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Track 3 Position 3
Track 3 Title Rose & Briar
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Track 4 Position 4
Track 4 Title Flight
Track 4 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/FIREC027/A4+Derdriu_s+Flight+(Clip).mp3
Track 5 Position 5
Track 5 Title Ballad Of Glen Nevis
Track 5 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/FIREC027/B1+Ballad+of+Glen+Nevis+(Clip1).mp3
Track 6 Position 6
Track 6 Title Into Battle
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Track 7 Position 7
Track 7 Title Ceo
Track 7 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/FIREC027/C2+Transfiguration+(Clip).mp3
Track 8 Position 8
Track 8 Title Sketches Of Spean
Track 8 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/FIREC027/C3+Sketches+of+Spean+(Clip1).mp3
Track 9 Position 9
Track 9 Title Leaving Dun Deardail​
Track 9 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/FIREC027/C4+Eternally+Birlin+(Clip).mp3
Track 10 Position 10
Track 10 Title Lament for the Sons of Uisliu
Track 10 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/FIREC027/D1+rain+(Clip).mp3
Track 11 Position 11
Track 11 Title Time’s Healing
Track 11 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/FIREC027/D2+D_s+Hope+(Clip).mp3
Track 12 Position 12
Track12 Title Mulad
Track 12 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/FIREC027/D3+Mulad+(Clip1).mp3
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