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Ask the Night

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Orenda Fink has sculpted a diverse & heralded career since Azure Ray released their last album in 2003. Through solo debut Invisible Ones & bands Art in Manila & O+S, she has remained a consistently creative force & returns with Ask the Night, her second solo album & second project of 2009.Ask the Night is a reflection of the Southern cultural & familial roots that helped shape her aesthetic. Songs defy simple categorization & move between old-time waltz, country, folk and haunting bluegrass; instrumentation includes acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, accordion, upright bass & pump organ.

1. Why Is the Night Sad
2. High Ground
3. Sister
4. That Certain-Something Spring
5. The Garden
6. Wind
7. Alabama
8. The Mural
9. Half-Light
10. The Moon Knows

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 6, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: January 1, 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Saddle Creek
  • ASIN: B002M9FY5I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #305,190 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Doyle on October 8, 2009
Format: Audio CD
of course, Orenda Fink has been busy since her last solo LP. she has written pretty much every song for her bands Art in Manila and O+S, also she tours with bands like Rilo Kiley, and has been working on new stuff with her Azure Ray counterpart Maria Taylor. Hearing her on her own again is refreshing, even if only for 28 minutes. This album has some real gems, such as the opener Why is the Night Sad, High Ground, Sister, and the new, more acoustic version of The Garden, amid all the other songs. its another artistic dream for someone who is IMHO Saddle Creek's finest singer-songwriter, and obviously someone with a lot of devotion to what she does. this one is a worthy addition to her incredible back catalog, also worth checking out...

Invisible Ones
Set the Woods on Fire
o+s
Hold on Love
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Summers on October 31, 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
My first impression of this album was disappointment at its brevity. Despite clocking in at under 30 minutes, this CD packs a lot of punch, because there is no filler. I find myself singing along with even my least favorite of songs and none of them get skipped. Fink's song writing is stronger than ever. In High Ground (which can be heard in full on MySpace), Fink sings "...when the water rises, they start to look for high ground just like me when you come around." Most of the album was recorded live which works to its benefit, though it's so well played it's sometimes hard to remember it's live. Orenda's voice is as lovely as ever, but it's much less produced than her previous releases giving it a more raw, intimate, and engaging feel. Ask the Night comes highly recommended.
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If you aren't familiar, Orenda Fink is (half) of the band Azure Ray. You can't go wrong listening to any of their (Maria Taylor) output.

Whether it's solo or group efforts. Sadly, some of their output isn't yet available on vinyl.

Do yourself a favor and keep them on your watch list!

Artist 5 stars
Content 5 stars
Sonics 5 stars
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By Liz Hoffman on October 25, 2013
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I heard "High Ground" song in the Donner's Pass Movie and could not get the tune out of my mind. I researched and found the artist and Cd. Although, the movie was mediocre at best. The Cd "Ask the Night" is amazing. Simply fell in love with it.
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By Angie on July 21, 2014
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I found Orenda Finks music on Youtube and I had to order this CD. I adore her work and her voice is magical.
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