[MAIDEN​]​, Mother, Crone (EP)

by Jordan Reyne

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Russell Whyman A lot of the music in her live set came from these three EPs. They were done as a series exploring the different stages of womanhood.

The music is powerful and very dark. You can also find 'Shelter' on here which I think is my favourite of her tracks. Favorite track: Shelter.
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little smoke Sorry to hear you leaving your music making career Jordan and going off to find another path. I did finish getting my collection more complete of your great music tonight and I do hope in the future you surprise us with a little bit of your awesome talent even if it is just for a song or two. Best Wishes from the US. Favorite track: Shelter.
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Rhokeheart A very talented singer songwriter who is not afraid to step out of the box. She incorporates elements of rock and industrial music into her writing.
Michael Reilly
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Michael Reilly Jordan Reyne continues to make music that demands your attention, tackling subjects and issues with a thoughtful honesty and a depth of feeling often missing from other artists. Intensity and artistry define the first release in this trilogy. Favorite track: Quirky Girls.
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P M Griffiths Can't wait to hear the rest of the EP this bodes well.
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    A physical CD of the "Maiden" EP from the "Maiden, Mother, Crone" trilogy.
    The final EP in the "Maiden, Mother, Crone" trilogy of EPs. First 50 copies sold on pre-order will be signed and numbered. All other copes will be signed.

    The "Maiden, Mother Crone" trilogy looks at pagan imagery within modern narratives on women.

    THE MAIDEN
    The Maiden is an emergent character - only allowed to "be" in a context of innocence and naivity. Her battle is to become what she is, despite any negative judgements over what are considered transgressions from the archetype (naivity, innocence, nascent sexuality).

    THE MOTHER
    The Mother character wrestles with balancing societal expectation with what she herself wants from her life. She is the character society often feels completely entitled to judge, touch, and regulate. As a result she is the moral body and struggles with both external assessment and with what to do when her attempts to do what is expected of her not work out as planned.

    THE CRONE
    "The Hag", or Crone was once seen as wise, but the elderly today are often simply marginalised or overlooked entirely. The "Crone"'s invisibility however, has another side. She can be as political as she likes, and many of her songs are just that. The Crone is more outside the gaze of what is expected of women (attractiveness), compared to the other two figures, so is allowed to speak her mind. It is a voice within her voicelessness , and an identity that she herself has some power to construct.

    More information on the background and mythology behind the album is available on Jordan's blog here.

    NOTE: if you are in New Zealand or Australia, this EP will be available via Powertool Records (also on bandcamp) as of April 27 2015. You can order from them to save on postage, but the copies won't be signed.

    Includes unlimited streaming of [MAIDEN], Mother, Crone (EP) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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1.
Insiders - they told me "Bow your head and do this slowly" Their hands pulled words from stories thrown to halves by flame and heresay. The shaking rhythm, carving silhouettes: allowed or wanting. Counter-tones from the other side where the other half of tales are tried I saw their eyes, those frightened boys as ritual rose above our voices. I've done for you, I've done for you. Our dancing is required and feet will bleed when bones are tired, our two circles, pink and blue will move in opposites and rules, and oh their voices, should we stray from paths as smooth and cold as clay say: I've done for you, I've done for you. I've done for you, I've done for you.
2.
So you ran from the quiet, cos it made you feel strange And outside you heard voices and the pull of the crowd So you ran amidst faces and fluttering hands Oh you joined the parade of those smiles that avowed: your day is yet to come. And amidst whirling dancers a man took your arm - offered up two for one, the best deal you could earn. He said "Pay nothing now. Just enjoy and enjoy and come follow the witches while the beat still allows cos your day is yet to come". So you banished the quiet, as a cure for your sanity to shout with the rest, as a stage for your vanity Oh don't look away from the heave of the masses the Reaper, they say, does his work where the quiet is and your day is yet to come! But all fevers grow tired, though a crowd cannot see and they'll pull you along on your stumbling feet and you'll see in the shadows that stir on the sides that the quiet still calls, which you swapped for the tide. Oh your day is yet to come? So stop, and just breathe. And then do it again. And hope hard that the noise in your head will die down cos your ears they will ring till you know you've gone mad and that someone has taken the one thing you had and your day has been and gone.
3.
We moved to the city Three girls, young toys We heard life in the noise They told us "money makes you pretty - so go dance for the boys, dance for the boys" We have the same enemy We have the same enemy. New sarrogate family with pockets full of holes no holds barred the goals are: Look at me look at me. Reflect me through your eyes, make me ten feet high We have the same enemy We have the same enemy. We have the same enemy No hands no face all states and slates washed clean we have the same enemy devides us into "I"s, devise, polarise, vanity We have the same enemy We have the same enemy. We have the same enemy No hands no face an arms race in state policy we have the same enemy Just keep calm and buy devide, polarise, apathy We have the same enemy We have the same enemy.
4.
Shelter 04:02
She came down from the sky when the storm left her broken and open and bleeding for me. And when God sends you gifts, you should use them with pleasure and treasure what lands in your reach. When she woke under covers too cold to be hers she had eyes like two torches of fire and her nails and her teeth would have helped in her struggle if her wounds hadn't rendered her mine. "You're no captive" I told her and I showed her the door which stood open as leaves blew in through. Cos when people beleive it's their own path they've chosen they won't see their cage for the view. Oh but you know women these days They're as fickle as they are immeasuable And a man is a man when his fate's in his hands and his grasp is as hard as it is invisble So why do ask if it's greener outside when I've showed you the flowers through your window? And where is the thanks for the promise I made to protect you from all that is cold in a hard world? Well she smiled, I beleive and I combed out her hair and I prayed that her thoughts would turn grateful Then I rang out her blood so she'd know that she's bled and be dead if not grateful for rescue Oh but you know women these days They're as fickle as they are immeasuable And a man is a man when his fate's in his hands and his grasp is as hard as it is invisble I've told you we'll go and tomorrow will come with tomorrows tomorrow in toe. Let it go, little girl there's a hole in the world. And they'll tear you apart if you go. I'll tear you apart if you go. You'll tear me apart if you go.
5.
Quirky Girls 04:33
She said it was a walk in the sun Cause who could not love the day? And just because the darkness will come Why should we fear the rain? We always say what young girls wear in those stories where they end. When underneath is the who, what, why, how and she just went to meet a friend. Sing for me they said Sing for me. And just because she looked her own way - black, blue they found so much to say that names became those sticks, stones, fists, bones. No one gets to walk away. Sing for me they said Sing for me. She wasn't seen for 15 days. She wasn't really seen at all. And on the day the earth was thrown no one could ever fill the hole. Don't tell us where the pretty boys are. Don't tell us what they want us all to be. I'm dancing with the quircky girls. We are singing for the sea.

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The final EP in the "Maiden, Mother, Crone" trilogy of EPs.

First 50 physical copies sold on pre-order will be signed and numbered. All other copes will be signed.

The "Maiden, Mother Crone" trilogy looks at pagan imagery within modern narratives on women.

THE MAIDEN
The Maiden is an emergent character - only allowed to "be" in a context of innocence and naivity. Her battle is to become what she is, despite any negative judgements over what are considered transgressions from the archetype (naivity, innocence, nascent sexuality).

THE MOTHER
The Mother character wrestles with balancing societal expectation with what she herself wants from her life. She is the character society often feels completely entitled to judge, touch, and regulate. As a result she is the moral body and struggles with both external assessment and with what to do when her attempts to do what is expected of her not work out as planned.

THE CRONE
"The Hag", or Crone was once seen as wise, but the elderly today are often simply marginalised or overlooked entirely. The "Crone"'s invisibility however, has another side. She can be as political as she likes, and many of her songs are just that. The Crone is more outside the gaze of what is expected of women (attractiveness), compared to the other two figures, so is allowed to speak her mind. It is a voice within her voicelessness , and an identity that she herself has some power to construct.

More information on the background and mythology behind the album is available on Jordan's blog here.

NOTE: if you are in New Zealand or Australia, this EP will be available via Powertool Records (also on bandcamp) as of April 27 2015. You can order from them to save on postage, but the copies won't be signed.

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released April 27, 2015

Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Bass, Keyboards, and programming by Jordan Reyne.
Production and mixing by Jordan Reyne.
Mastering: Jordan Reyne
Artwork & Photography: Jordan Reyne

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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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