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Land of No Junction

by Aoife Nessa Frances

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Joe Madden
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Joe Madden This is absolute genius. Each song has its own unique mood, but what they all have in common is that they take their time, allowing the lush, patient, dazzlingly imaginative arrangements to gradually blossom. There are a dizzying variety of instrumental textures, pleasure and wonderment around every turn. I'm getting hints of Will Oldham circa "Arise Therefore," though that album is much more spare. Proof that "experimental" doesn't necessarily mean noisy.
Yair Kotzer
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Yair Kotzer Each song is special and beautiful on its own, but Here In The Dark is a definite psychedelic classic.
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unclepinecone Creeps up on you. And there are lovely musical surprises all over it. Favorite track: Here In The Dark.
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agutterfan Irish female singer/songwriter with spare pallette of instrumentation including the welcome return of the mellotron. Melodic, yearning, searching, with hints of mid-60s psyche-folk-rock, and French chanteuses Françoise Hardy & Melody's Echo Chamber. Favorite track: Here In The Dark.
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Geranium 04:16
Blow Up 04:51
A Long Dress 01:35
Less Is More 05:34
Libra 04:02
In The End 04:31
Heartbreak 04:50


On the eponymously titled final song of her debut album Land of No Junction, Irish songwriter Aoife Nessa Frances (pronounced Ee-fa) sings “Take me to the land of no junction/Before it fades away/Where the roads can never cross/But go their own way.” It is this search that lies at the heart of the album, recalling journeys towards an ever shifting centre – a centre that cannot hold – where maps are constantly being rewritten.

The songs traverse and inhabit this indeterminate landscape: the beginnings of love, moments of loss, discovery, fragility and strength, all intermingle and interact. Land of No Junction is shot through with a sense of mystery – an ambiguity and disorientation that illuminates with smokey luminescence.

Navigated by the richness of Aoife’s voice, along with the layers gently built through her collaborators’ instruments (strings, drums, guitars, keys, percussion) gives a feeling of filling up space into every corner and crack. A remarkable coherent sonic world: buoyant and aqueous, with dark undercurrents. Where nostalgia and newness ebb and flow in equal measure.


released January 13, 2020

Written by Aoife Nessa Frances
Recorded, Engineered by Brendan Jenkinson
Produced, Arranged by Cian Nugent and Aoife Nessa Frances


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