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Restless Home - Press Reviews

" Wild fiddling and cristalline box-playing, shivering great rhythmic ornament out of the main melodic lines. These are sessions you'd happily pull your chair in closer to."

The Irish Times, 22/1/1999

" This is the most refined celtic band we've heard since a long time . The album is sheer magic: limpid, exquisite and overflowing with good taste. (****1/2)"

El Pais, Spanish dailypaper, 29 /1/1999

"One of the most expressive bands in celtic music."

La Stampa, Italian dailypaper, 12/9/1999

"Orion's luscious musianship and tastefull arrangements make Restless Home a masterpiece of talent and creativity within the traditional idioms." 

John O'Regan, Irish radio, october 1998

"Orion's long awaited third album Restless Home , is their finest and most varied effort thus far. Orion have proved through their music that they are no Celtic shooting stars, they are indeed rightly name, shining brightly on the Celtic skyline."

Irish Music Magazine, june1998

"This is the most exquisite cd to land on my doorstep in many years. Not only is it well performed but thoughtfully arranged in such a way that it almost takes your breath away. Result is everything a groundbreaking acoustic folk album should be. There's no dodgy notes to distract the listener with every instrument crystal clear on what to me is a faultless production. As I sit here pondering on my next thoughts to this review I must admit to wondering if things can get much better. If I don't hear another folk album - and I suppose there's not much chance of that! - this album is to me as near as perfection gets. "

Fyfe On Folk, Pete Fyfe, United Kingdom, februari 1999

"One of the most beautiful constellations ever gathered on a compact disc."

Pays de Bretagne, Breton cultural magazine, october 1998

"Restless Home , Orion's new album is a real delicacy. So much sensitivity leaves you speachless; timeless music that will quicken your heart."

Ouest France, French dailypaper, 3/8/1998

"The airs on Restless Home and the accord of all the instruments evoke an almost eternal serenity, the same fulfilment achieved on listening to the voice of Loreena McKennitt intertwine ancient Celtic legends."

Le Télégramme, French dailypaper, 3/8/1998

"Nothing less than brilliant ."

Trad Magazine, Folkmagazine from France, november 1998

"Orion is charcterized by a certain subtlety and delicacy to their music, but there is complexity and power to it, and you will hear something new in the layers of sound each time you listen. This is a very engaging CD by some great musicians who bring a depth of performance experience."

Bro Nevez, USA, october 1998

"An open, dreamy and refreshing sound drawing inspiration from both Irish and Breton influences."

Dirty Linen, USA, december 1998

"Striking melodies , superb atmosphere and virtuosity. With Restless Home, Orion confirms its place amongst the very best in Celtic music ."

New FolkSounds, Folkmagazine from The Netherlands, october 1998

"Raffinée et reposante, la musique d'Orion se rafraîchit aux sources ancestrales, laissant poindre une nostalgie inévitable, mais non paralysante."

La Libre Belgique, Belgian dailypaper, 29/1/1999

"When listening to Restless Home, one can but be surprised by such refinement, finesse and delicacy."

Le Soir, Belgian dailypaper, 23/4/1999

"Nuances of unequalled refinement, musical themes of rare strength, breathing melancholy: Restless Home is an album of fascinating beauty and a perfect illustration of the power and the quality of this band."

Het Laatste Nieuws, Belgian dailypaper,10/10/1998

"High quality folk in a rare combination of melancholy and perfection . Music of great atmosphere where one discovers something new with every listen. An outstanding production."

De Morgen, Belgian dailypaper, 5/12/1998

"Orion brings Celtic music on to a higher level. Restless Home is an extremely well produced album that sounds much more refined than any other celtic band's. It is a testimony to the joy of playing music, to borderless musical friendship and to obstinate and great craftsmanship."

De Standaard, Belgian dailypaper, 2/12/1998

"If you ever questioned what World Music really means, look no further. Where as some people in Europe still kill each other, Orion is blending music from traditions all over the continent. And it works in perfect harmony."

Folkworld, Germany, july 1999

"I was instantly drawn to their sophisticated mix of Irish and Breton music. Hard to classify, musically intelligent, stylish, and luxuriant . Irish players looking for new ways to present the music will get a lot of inspiration here. Orion deserves a place in any collection claiming to be Celtic music."

Séan Laffey, Irish Music Magazine, august 1999

" Top class rootsmusic with a vast range of musical ramifications."

Rif Raf, october 1998

"This is the second album by this group that I've had the privilege of reviewing. Like its predecessor 'Blue Room' it is an exquisite work. An incredibly good album by a group of musicians who have simply got it."

Hector Christie, The Living Tradition, january 2000

 


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