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Night Visions

One of Canada’s most exciting and innovative Celtic bands, Orealis successfully blends traditional and contemporary influences and instrumentation, forging a unique upbeat sound that pulls from the realms of Celtic, jazz, rock and world music.

With the addition of bass, drums, and percussion, Night Visions marks a change in musical direction for Orealis. The first notes introduce a dreamy, female chant/harmony vocal that gives way to a spoken-word "Introduction" by producer/fiddler Johnny Cunningham (who shows up with his strange quips in three more "Interludes" plus a "Closing" -- not unlike his live show antics). Lead vocalist, expatriate Scotsman Kirk MacGeachy delivers rich mellifluous vocals thematic to dreams, visions, and night thoughts in general (with one unexpected yet really nice tangent into music of the Andes -- "Armero"), while Dave Gossage’s electric guitar pyrotechnics and Thom Gossage’s percussion provide an undercurrent of energetic rhythm. From haunting ballads and slow airs to driving instrumentals and songs, Orealis delivers innovative arrangements combining low whistles, percussion, electric and acoustic guitars with sparse, tasteful fiddle, keyboards, organ and synthesizer.

Night Visions

Orealis

MP3/320 $7.99 $9.99
CD $9.99 $15.00

Track Listing

Night Visions Buy
Introduction Buy
Lowlands Buy
Leaving Lochinver Buy
Lonely At The Bottom (Interlude) Buy
Cutty Sark Buy
Armero Buy
Willie Won't Be In Today (Interlude) Buy
Aftermath Buy
Lost Tribe Buy
Farewell To Gairloch/The Raiders Buy
Far From Their Home Buy
She's Ma Peerie Weerie Winkle (Interlude) Buy
Paddy In The Kitchen/Love You Will You Marry Me Buy
Closing: Aftermath Buy