British Sea Power Man of Aran
Dive into a world of sonic and visual wonder with "Man of Aran" by British Sea Power. Originally commissioned in 2009 for the Edinburgh Film Festival, this remarkable album is a true masterpiece of musical and cinematic collaboration. A love letter to the disappearing way of life captured in Robert J. Flaherty's 1934 quasi-documentary, "Man of Aran," British Sea Power's reimagined soundtrack is a journey through time, connecting the past, present, and future in a symphony of sound.
In a remarkable fusion of music and film, British Sea Power, then known as British Sea Power, created an evocative live soundtrack to accompany the screening of "Man of Aran" at the Edinburgh Film Festival. This artistic endeavor soon found its way to studio recording in May of the same year, preserving the magic for generations to come. The band's live performances weren't confined to the festival, as they journeyed to various locations including London, Brighton, Sheffield, the Hebrides, Jersey, and even an Arctic Circle islet in Norway.
The film itself follows the lives of fishermen on the remote Aran Islands, offering a poignant glimpse into their daily struggle for survival against the unforgiving elements of Galway Bay. This theme resonated deeply with British Sea Power, aligning with their fascination for history and their passionate environmental concerns.
The resulting album, predominantly instrumental, is a breathtaking expression of artistic synergy. A testament to both the original film and the band's musical genius, the score garnered widespread acclaim upon release. The Quietus praised the collaboration as a "perfect symbiosis," while NME encouraged listeners to let the music "gloriously wash over you."
Now, for the first time on vinyl, you can experience the profound beauty of "Man of Aran." This reissue is a gateway to a unique artistic journey, where music, history, and film converge in a breathtaking symphony of emotions. Order now from IrelandVinyl.com and embrace the cinematic magic of British Sea Power's "Man of Aran" on vinyl, allowing its evocative melodies to transport you across time and space.
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