A high-quality download of First of June's eighth studio album, including digital booklet and cover art.
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1. A Mechanical Rookery
2. And Her Tears Became Birds
3. (Did You) Know Your Reaper
4. A Foxfire Waltz
5. Her Ghostly Menagerie
Stephane Danis: guitar, bass, drums, percussion
Vanessa Laurin: vocals,dulcimer, percussion
Formed in Ottawa, Canada, in 1997, First of June is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist songwriters Stephane Danis and Vanessa Laurin. Known by listeners worldwide for crafting richly-textured, piano-driven musical landscapes and complex vocal arrangements, ON BLOODLESS WINGS, FOJ’s 8th studio offering, sees the pair embracing a pared-down sound closer to their original acoustic-guitar-based format, revived and enhanced by Stephane’s haunting slide guitar melodies. Ever-inspired by the natural world, the five-track EP is based on Vanessa’s narrative photography; her accompanying lyrics weave together elements of folk traditions and her many encounters with wild birds—from the living to the incorporeal.
A portion of this sale will be donated to wild bird rescue and care efforts. Thank you for your support. 🖤
Acorn and Berry is a treasury of wondrous things curated by Vanessa Laurin, a multi-disciplinary artist and musician whose deep connection to the natural world is reflected in her many creative outlets. She is affectionately known in the wild bird rehabilitation community as Auntie Vee The Nestmaker, having designed, handcrafted and donated countless specialized nests to organizations around the globe. In recent years, she has shifted her focus from producing such nests to creating and sourcing beautiful objects to raise funds for Ontario-based wild bird rescue and conservation organizations with a particular interest in species at risk.
Proceeds from Acorn and Berry's 2021 Holiday campaign are donated to Destined to Fly Species at Risk Care in Kingston, Ontario.
On behalf of the birds, their caregivers, and the Acorn and Berry team, we thank you for your support!
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About the inventory: Most of the items on offer are handmade, most pieces being one-of-a-kind or limited edition; items handcrafted at our studio are listed as such. We do not take commissions or modify pieces, or repeat designs once they are out of stock. We also offer a selection of handpicked retail items that were neither designed by nor manufactured at our studio.
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