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This Side of Jordan

Mandolin Orange

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Album Review

It's hard not to invoke the names Gillian Welch and David Rawlings when discussing Mandolin Orange, the gospel, bluegrass, folk, and country-loving North Carolina duo responsible for the lovely, evocative, antebellum road trip of a record This Side of Jordan, but while multi-instrumentalist Andrew Marlin and violinist/guitarist Emily Frantz share Welch and Rawlings' gift for crafting songs that feel like dust bowl standards lost to time, they sound like they're from the 21st century instead magically conjured from an old woodcut. The duo's third release and first for Yep Roc, This Side of Jordan also invokes names like Nickel Creek, Alison Krauss, and the Civil Wars, offering up clever arrangements, familiar melodies, and lyrics that touch on contemporary themes as well as the holy folk trinity of life, love, and loss. Marlin and Frantz, life partners as well as musical companions, imbue standout close harmony cuts like "House of Stone," "There Was a Time," and the lovely closer "Until the Last Light Fades" with the kind of weathered empathy that can only come from two people who have spent a significant amount of time in freezing cars, cheap hotel rooms, and dusty, pre-dusk clubs waiting for the sound guy to arrive. Marlin's easy drawl is as inclusive as Frantz's is comforting, and when it's just the two of them, everything seems to fall into place, but some of the arrangements on the album, despite being perfectly executed, have a tendency to diminish the intimacy that the duo is so obviously capable of producing, especially on otherwise affecting cuts like "Waltz About Whiskey" and "Morphine Girl."

Customer Reviews

Great!

Sounds great guys! Keep it up! Hope to see you live soon! Thanks again for playing at our rehearsal dinner 3 yrs ago! You guys rock!

Amazing

Thank you!!!

Very Nice

This is my first Mandolin Orange download. This is a really nicely written and produced album.

Biography

Formed: Carrboro, NC

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Formed in 2009 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina around the talents of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Marlin and violinist/guitarist Emily Frantz, Mandolin Orange draw from wells both old and new, offering up a heady mix of bluegrass, gospel, folk, country, and pop that invokes the earthy timelessness (and effortless harmonies) of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, the sweet unpredictability of Nickel Creek, and the rich, gothic Americana of the Civil Wars. Partners in music and life,...
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