Azure Ray brings together the talents of Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink, who began playing music together at age 15  in Birmingham, Alabama. Their dreamy folk music has been a mainstay on our airwaves since the early 2000’s and their new EP “As Above So Below” explores some new sounds.

Here’s a sample with “Red Balloon”, a sweet song about new love.

From KCRW DJ Anne Litt: “It’s dreamy and sparse with a slight electronic edge to it.  I was really surprised listening to it because it was so unexpected.  Equally unexpectedly, their voices and harmonies work really well in this new technical landscape.”

Maria was eight months pregnant during the recording and they name “Mother Nature, beginnings, endings, and re-birth” as themes in the lyrical content. For the music, they sought a more minimal/electronic experience, enlisting Orenda’s husband Todd Fink, of The Faint, for assistance.

While their sound may have changed, old fans will be happy to know their haunting, evocative harmonies are still intact.

Saddle Creek will release the EP on Tuesday, September 4.



Related Posts with Thumbnails


  • Sindy Braughton said:

    Hello! I could have sworn I’ve visited this web site before but after going through many of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Regardless, I’m certainly pleased I discovered it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back often!

  • Anya Fuston said:

    Good post. I’m dealing with a few of these issues as well..

  • Merlene Hinsley said:

    An interesting discussion is definitely worth comment. I think that you ought to publish more about this topic, it may not be a taboo subject but generally people don’t speak about such topics. To the next! Best wishes!!

  • Anita Abernethy said:

    Hi there! This article couldn’t be written much better! Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept preaching about this. I am going to send this post to him. Pretty sure he’s going to have a very good read. Many thanks for sharing!

  • Keith Fecto said:

    A fascinating discussion is definitely worth comment. I do think that you ought to publish more on this issue, it may not be a taboo subject but generally people do not discuss these issues. To the next! Many thanks!!

  • cheap fixies said:

    You lost me, buddy. I mean, I assume I get what youre stating. I have an understanding of what you are saying, but you just appear to have overlooked that you’ll find some other folks inside the world who view this matter for what it genuinely is and may possibly not agree with you. You may possibly be turning away a lot of persons who may have been fans of your website.

  • best electronic cigarette consumer reports said:

    Your current article usually have a decent amount of really up to date info. Where do you come up with this? Just stating you are very inspiring. Thanks again

  • Surviving said:

    Nicely, that is definitely absolutely good, nonetheless how about additional options we’ve right here? Are you able to thoughts composing but a different report relating to them all furthermore? Appreciate it!

  • said:

    I read this post completely about the resemblance of most up-to-date and preceding technologies, it’s awesome article.

  • said:

    It’s amazing to visit this web site and reading the views of all mates regarding this piece of writing, while I am also zealous of getting familiarity.

  • said:

    If some one needs to be updated with latest technologies afterward he must be visit this site and be up to date all the time.

  • said:

    Excellent website. A lot of helpful information here. I’m sending it to a few pals ans also sharing in delicious. And certainly, thank you for your effort!

  • Tina said:

    Thanks, I’ve recently been looking for for specifics about this subject for ages and yours could be the greatest I have situated so far.

  • Bobby Tobias said:

    It’s appropriate time to make a few plans for the long run and it’s time to be happy. I’ve read this put up and if I may just I want to counsel you some fascinating issues or suggestions. Maybe you could write subsequent articles relating to this article. I desire to learn more things approximately it!

  • Willie Gunawan said:

    Magnificent goods from you, man. I’ve take note your stuff previous to and you’re simply too great. I actually like what you have received right here, really like what you’re saying and the way in which in which you assert it. You make it entertaining and you still take care of to stay it wise. I can not wait to read far more from you. This is actually a terrific site.

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.