Ask The Night
Orenda Fink's new album Ask The Night is out this week on Saddle Creek. Said to be inspired by her southern roots, American folk music and southern Gothic literature, Ask The Night is in part a contemplation of the mystic in the everyday. Moreover, these ten acoustic renderings find Fink back home and unsettled, and from her own solitary view pondering such things as the sadness of the night and what the darkness has stolen. Ask The Night was recorded live to 8-track by Stephen Bartolomei (Mal Madrigal) in Orenda's former Omaha, NE, basement, as well as by Andy LeMaster (Now It's Overhead; production on Bright Eyes, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Azure Ray) in his Athens, GA, living room.