Ora Cogan "Tatter" (Independent 2007)
There’s a semi-revival going on in the folk world at the moment. The likes of Feist and Devendra Banhart can be heard on various mobile phone adverts, and it makes a pleasing change from the new wave of indie that’s hitting the charts at the moment.
Ora Cogan could very well be placed in the same bracket as the aforementioned artists. Delicate guitar and a voice that could melt butter combine to give an album that sounds like it was recorded in the middle of a cornfield. Though the album is graced with songs that would fit perfectly on an O2 advert, there are darker songs that make the album a pleasure to listen to throughout.
Opening track ‘Worry’ is a fine example of the less is more theory – guitar and vocals make for a beautiful song relishing in its simplicity. ‘Picket Line’ has a darker element to it, and is well lead by some delicate guitar playing. Live track ‘Motherless Child’ is as wonderful as it is haunting.
Ora Cogan’s voice and song writing leave for a pleasant experience. Don’t be surprised if you here these tracks on any advert soon.
Date review added: Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Reviewer: Aled Roberts
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