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"Carefully crafted Finnish-Irish production of forged electronic folklore, welded impressions of land and dreamscape. Hypnotic sonic environments, lyrical engravings and asymmetrical beats by r.kurkijávri & Francesca Baines."
Both dreamers, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists,
in Lake of Cranes, they forge electronic folklore;
by welding impressions of land and dreamscape, their
sonic environments intertwine to form a hypnotic,
yet stimulating fusion of lyrical engravings
and asymmetrical beats.
Their first piece 'Swan' was crafted over time and placed in Ireland, mixed in Spring, and released May 2012. In this 14 minute piece, dulcimers, electronic off-beats, and individually sampled voices and breaths of Francesca, meld into asymmetrical grooves to reflect the tidal inconstancies of time. As the dark reflection of a low flying white Swan is visible in the surface of water, so are the lyrics reflecting both sides of the story of Swan.
I told her the ship on the ocean
I told her what man could do
I told her how he stole her rudder
And overboarded her crew
I told her the ship he was Vela
The star that she sailed he blew
I told her how he slept on the waves that she webbed
By the tender pull of her moon
the swan he sang on my naked neck
I told her the ship he did sieze her
For carrying him at her prow
For casting adrift rope and anchor
And stowing his freight in her bow
I told her the ship he forgave her
For leaving her net on his shore
He's traveling her silver waters
And capsizing in her soul