Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Fern Floor were formed in 2011 and feature members of Wreck of the Hesperus, Sodb, United Bible Studies, Council of Tanith and Last Word Spoken. To date they've kept a low profile and have played only a handful of gigs, but this debut mini-album is a testament to countless rehearsal hours honing subtly complex songs.

The band's mostly acoustic, pastoral style recalls the progressive folk of the 60s and 70s, but is devoid of any revivalist intent or nostalgic gimmickry. Instead, "Elder" contains six memorably melodic, dynamically arranged tracks - two from each of band's three principal songwriters, Andrew Cunningham, Emer Brady and Andrew Fox - with sensitive and inventive playing from piper Ian Lynch, bassist Fergal O'Reilly and drummer Ray Keenaghan.

Prepare to have these songs take up residency in your brain, and to wonder how you did without them. 

Intricate cover art comes courtesy of Jane Lives - you'll need to pore over the included mini-poster to appreciate all the detail! Numbered edition of 100. Includes download code.

1/1. Anchors  (5.04)    1/2. Anneleis   (5.54)        1/3. Let Lie  (4.30)  
2/1. Cartoon Moon   (2.58)       2/2. Tightrope   (4.04) 
2/3. Head of Gas, Heart of Oil   (7.30)

1/1, 2/1 - AC/FF  1/2, 2/2 - AF/FF  1/3, 2/3 - EB/FF

Andrew Cunningham - Vocals/Guitar/Ukulele
Emer Brady - Vocals/Piano/Organ/Guitar/Glockenspiele
Andrew Fox - Vocals/Guitar
Ray Keenaghan - Drums
Fergal O'Reilly - Bass
Ian Lynch - Whistles/Uileann Pipes/Harpski

Recorded by Shay Leon at Shay's Studios, Loughrea, Co. Galway
Mastered by Richard Dowling at WAV Mastering

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