Maiden, [Mother​]​, Crone (EP)

by Jordan Reyne

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Russell Whyman
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Russell Whyman Another EP in the series exploring womanhood. Jordan Reynes music is very engaging, dark and packed with feeling while at the same time being very simple.

I have often seen the word 'honest' in reviews but her albums are the first time I have thought it to be the best way to describe them.

Have a listen. If this is your sort of music you won't be disappointed. Favorite track: The Ferryman.
Rhokeheart
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Rhokeheart A singer songwriter that incorporates elements of rock and industrial into her music. Really good music! Favorite track: Rulers of Men.
Michael Reilly
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Michael Reilly This EP musically captures the many aspects of the Mother; the wide expectations, multifarious roles, and the potential gains and losses of parental responsibility. Jordan's 'bloodthirsty' vocals shine as always – light and dark, and everything in-between. Favorite track: Rulers of Men.
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I'm gonna save your life Cos noone can do this alone and of all the two edged things were forced to hold, this one wont make any sense unless you look at it wrong. So Im gonna save your life while the darkness drags hard at your heels and if youre going to take this tiny heavy step now don't you dare look down and let the abyss grab hold. Cos I'm gonna save your life. All silence is heavy until someone speaks until someone who's brave can name gravitys hold and your hands, they look tired and your palms cut and worn from the struggle to crawl up to stand up to fight for a single foothold. So I'm gonna save your life I'm gonna take your hand and it shakes like a leaf, just like mine does, just like theirs do. I'm gonna ask you to shut your eyes. To feel the touch of my skin on your own feel the warmth push through it. I want you to hold it feel it taste it breathe it know it see it be it beleive it Cos it's gonna save your life.
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The Ferryman 04:36
The Ferryman (c) & (p) Jordan Reyne 2014 You ride again, and you still won't pay cos the middle and back isn't going the whole way your island, oh has a siren you say. But this song is your own, and you use it to shift blame. Her on the shore - "mother" is no name and the lake lady's lure, an anonymous fame and we glide overtop, and you wont dive in oh that dark would hide us all from sin. All you can eat - you're a man of your time. Consumption as virtue - oh it used to be mine. And choices are taken, even when they're not made and full cross or not, I'll always get paid. This is your last trip - yeah the boat stops here. And with two half lives, you're not a whole of a man so Ill ask you for one name but you close your eyes and sigh, sigh, sigh. Pitiful man - here is my price you can row back and forth between duty and vice but you'll never set foot upon island or shore cos those with no ties never needed the earth.
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The Fall 03:24
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Rulers of Men They said they'd tame the sea when all her storms began their howling. Said they'd patch the holes in sky before the sun bought us to boiling. And they said they'd stop the fires before we burned for understanding. Then they watergated wires to stop the questions and the talking. And my boy is burning. They stared building walls around their power and their comfort. But no guns have yet been fired, so keep your heads down, go in quiet. Cos who am I to say that this is all the start of endings When we all hope and pretend just keeping on will bring us everything. But my boy is burning. My boy is burning. My boy is burning. Right in front of me. (c) and (p) Jordan Reyne 2014

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"Mother" is the second EP in the "Maiden, Mother, Crone" trilogy of EPs which combine pagan imagery with modern narratives on women. Each EP looks at the lives of women through the lens of the 3 well known archetypes - the Maiden, the Mother and the Crone - to explore how these might shape the modern experience (and outside perception) of each life stage.

The second character in the trilogy is the Mother, who wrestles with balancing societal expectation and the development of her own life goals.She is the character society most often feels entitled to judge, touch, and regulate particularly when she has children. The Mother's body is at times almost public - it is the "moral" body upon which society's normative forces are acted out.

The mother character in this EP struggles with the expectations passed down to her, with the perceptions on how she behaves, and with what to do when her attempts to do what is expected of her do
not work out as planned.

"Mother" is a "heavy folk" album made using loop machines, acoustic instruments and organic rhythms, with Jordan's bloodthirsty celtic vocals in the forefront.

Digital pre-orders will be released on October 4th (10 days before the physical/retail release date).

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released October 14, 2014

all music written, performed and recorded by Jordan Reyne
Artwork by Jordan Reyne
Mastering Stephen Carey.

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Known recently as the Resident Evil 7 vocalist (trailer track, "Go Tell Aunt Rhody"), Jordan is described by New Zealand's National Radio as the pioneer of a new sound, Jordan's music is a blend of irish/ celtic rock, steam-era machine noise, and Grimms fairytale-eske lyrics. Imagine PJ Harvey trapped in the workhouses of Industrial Revolution era England, with only Nine Inch Nails for company. ... more

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