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Releasing Birds

by Fiona & Gorwel Owen

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seivadretep I'm very grateful to Fiona and Gorwel for releasing these beautiful birds into the ether. Every time I listen I discover something new and magical swooping around. Favorite track: Prayer No.1.
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Graham Williams Everyone should own this to help them gain some perspective when they feel the nasty modern world is coming to get them. Wistful, strange & seemingly ancient songs to soothe us all & bring much needed beauty to our day.
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Can Never 04:46
ertuuj fghj
Lakespan 06:23
Dan Derry 04:05
Across 05:24
Prayer No.1 02:46
Shadowsong 03:41
Heartwood 03:06


“From the wintry opener, 'Can Never', with Fiona Owen's haunting voice swallowed by organ and field recordings, to the more robust 'Across', which mixes banjo licks with a drum loop and abstract electronics, this is a quite triumph". - Tom Pinnock, Uncut.

"Evocative and uplifting songs for the turning year from Fiona & Gorwel Owen (whose production credits include Super Furry Animals and Gorky's Zygotic Mynci). Gorgeous vocals soar on sonic thermal currents of expertly-blended acoustic instruments and electronics. Discover with haste!" - fROOTS.

Towards the end of 2013, we set ourselves the challenge of recording a song for every month of 2014. An album gradually grew as we posted each song on the web, on the first of every month. We have kept the original running order, some of the songs touching into points of the turning year. Many thanks to everyone who encouraged and accompanied us along the way: friends, family and music-making communities in the ‘real’ world and on social media, and everyone who played our music on radio. Though we didn’t want to single any one person out (we love you all!), it would be remiss not to give special thanks to Radio Wales DJ Adam Walton. He enthusiastically played every song on his Saturday night programme. Diolch Adam a ffrindiau oll am gefnogi ni ac am ddanfon negeseuon ar y we drwy’r flwyddyn.


released May 20, 2015

Vocals and instruments: Fiona and Gorwel
Recorded in Llanfaelog, Ynys Môn, Cymru/Wales
(Ducks and geese: Llyn Maelog. Weather: Dartington, Devon.
Park sounds: New York City.)
Mastering: Donal Whelan, Hafod Mastering
Photographs: Gorwel
Cover Design: Ynyr Gruffudd Roberts

Songs: Fiona and Gorwel Owen, Ofn (Cyhoeddi/Publishing)
© & ℗ 2015 Recordiau Ofn/Ofn Records
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