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Set the Woods on Fire

Author: Kevin Kampwirth
08/01/2007 | CMJ New Music Monthly | | Album Review
As one half of now-defunct Azure Ray, Orenda Fink's appeal was based around an alto that sounded like 330-grit sandpaper running over wood and her ability to write pretty, emotionally available pop songs. Her new project offers more of the same on an album of alt-folk tunes that veer from weepy ballads ("Precious Pearl") to all-out foot-tappers ("The Abomination"), the latter of which are s contagious and aurally pleasing an anything Feist has ever done."