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So I've been listening to the album released today by Aurora (UK readers will know her as the voice of Half A World Away for the weird John Lewis Man on the Moon Christmas ad). She's Norwegian. So why does she always sound Irish to me - very reminiscent of a quieter Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries in fact? Does Norwegian have Gaelic roots, or vice versa? Is there an underground leprechaun movement in the Midhordland region? Or do I need to see an audiologist?
Different branches of the tree, no common root - Norwegian = 'North Germanic' while Gaelic = 'Celtic'... I listened to her video on her web site and thought her voice was 'clipped' or even a little 'flat' in tone - that's not to say its not good/different, but may lend itself to a certain style of singing that's in common with Dolores (although Dolores can certainly 'belt it out' volume wise)
I can't see the comparison: to my ears that's an immature person, and an immature voice, wrapped in "shy nymphet" persona packaging, and (I'd guess) other people's music. Dolores is a full-on woman who has a tremendous vocal range, and passion oozing out of her every pore; the Cranberries are "originals" in every sense of that word.
«The truth is a snare: you cannot have it, without being caught. You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you.» Soren Kierkegaard
Her is only 19 and the songs would therefore have been recorded at 17 to 18! It would be silly to expect her to have reached her full vocal potential and anyway I wasn't suggesting that she was a clone by any means. But it is all her own work. Her first song wot she wrote came to public attention when she was only 16 and this first album was on pretty much every 'next big thing' list for this year.
No you are not 71 I think. In case yes also not a big Thing you come over like a Person full of power and I think that is the most important point! But in case you are really 71 "Dann verneige ich mich vor Ihnen" no good Google Translation for that, sorry.
What a nice compliment to start the weekend with! Thank you most sincerely. Yes, I turn 72 in about a month - really. And there is absolutely no need to bow to me. (See, I even know a little German ) You will just give me a big head.
I thought we'd put a stop to all this dying lark. Didn't they get the memo?
I think Fanfare for the Common Man will be getting a lot of playing tomorrow, very loud! Can't do it tonight cos it'll wake the neighbours' babies up. Kinda sad to think that they may never know what they missed.