Author: Caitlin Hotchkiss
Given that she's one-half of dream-pop duo Azure Ray, Orenda Fink hasn't strayed too far from her roots. This is a definite plus, as her first solo album is a thing of delicate beauty. More new age than new wave, the Enya-style harmonies and atmospheric feel of Fink's songs — particularly "Miracle Workers" and the darker "Les Invisibles" — craft a sound that'll wrench the heart right out of your chest. Fortunately, the tracks do vary — "Dirty South" breaks away from the chanting with some stomping rhythm and "Easter Island" opens with a neat jazzy feel. This is an album to listen to on a rainy day with an open diary and a broken heart.