Invisible Ones - Orenda Fink
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  • Summary: The singer follows the lead of her Azure Ray bandmate Maria Taylor (whose '11:11' came out in May) with this solo debut, co-produced by Andy LeMaster (Now It's Overhead).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Though pretty, the influences of her recent international travels do betray a wind-chime-y whiff of Enya. [26 Aug 2005, p.61]
  2. 70
    These ornate, post-folk musings are bittersweet and beautiful. [Sep 2005, p.118]
  3. 70
    There's emotional violence, spiritual leaps and supernatural powers lurking in the shadows. [Nov 2005, p.96]
  4. A confident and bold album... [but] it unfortunately expends so much energy being spooky and otherworldly that most of the anticipated enchanting beauty is nowhere to be found. [Sep 2005, p.156]
  5. Stick around and listen again, and the songs will reveal themselves as something distinct and remarkable that shrug off any nostalgia for past work. [#10, p.106]
  6. 60
    [Doesn't] always make satisfactory listening. [Dec 2005, p.104]
  7. Fink stays close to the sonic templates of both Now It's Overhead and Azure Ray, but has less impact than either.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. DainA
    Sep 12, 2005
    One of the best releases of the year. Though it may take a few listens to really grasp the the cd as a whole, it's worth listening to. Unlike Maria Taylors cd, she branches out and does her own thing, and that thing is pretty amazing to hear. She's a breath of fresh air in the world of female singers today, who rarely sing about anything other than themselves and their problems. Expand
  2. Remi-EricF
    Sep 13, 2005
    Although the album does have its weak moments, the overall impression is that of a youthful Sarah McLachlan emulating Kate bush, with a sadness too profound for music. Expand
  3. LucianR.
    May 16, 2006
    I thought that this album had a touch of real emotion in it. Too often nowadays you hear artists singing about thing they have no idea about, but Fink makes you believe that not only has she been there, but you have as well. It is an amazing work and Fink is a wonderful musician, playing eight instruments including voice during the album. Collapse