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Birth Ritual (rough mix)

from [MAIDEN​]​, Mother, Crone (EP) by Jordan Reyne

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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 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 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 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.

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This is a rough mix of the track "Birth Ritual" from the upcoming EP "Maiden". The final version will be sent once the album is released.


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.


from [MAIDEN​]​, Mother, Crone (EP), released April 27, 2015
Vocals, guitars, drums, bass and programming by Jordan Reyne.
Produced and mixed by Jordan Reyne.


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Jordan Reyne Karlsruhe, Germany

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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