Categories

Maryen Cairns - Stories From Beneath

Maryen Cairns - Stories From Beneath
Product Code: CD-1127
Availability: In Stock
Price: 19.95
Qty:       

This female singer/songwriter tells darkly lucid stories from her own life. Lush acoustic sounds of trombone, guitar & piano, set with vocals of incredible clarity make this album totally original and very special.


  *****AUTOGRAPHED COPY*****   

 

Track Listing
1. This Love  3:31  
2. Kids from the 'Burbs  5:40  
3. What Women Want  5:44  
4. Twist  3:35
5. Voices from Scotland  7:30 
6. Every Moment Saved  4:29 
7. Burning in your Eyes  4:38 
8. It Wasn't About You it Was About Me  4:27
9. Second Best  5:07 
10. Loving You  5:19 
11. If You Love Me  4:56 
Click on above buttons to hear samples from select tracks

 

More info

 Who is Maryen Cairns? As a very young Australian musician she went to London for a three-week holiday – she stayed for 10 years. During that time she recorded two albums (released by the U.S. label Progressive International): The Pictures Within and For Eternity. Rolling Stones producer Chris Kimsey produced her first single “Too Young To Die” – on his own time! Kimsey brought Maryen in to sing on Scottish rock legend Fish’s album “Internal Exile”.

Maryen’s band opened the show for a huge variety of artists including The Troggs, Sarah Jane Morris, Fish, UFO and Desmond Dekker. Maryen’s had long blonde hair; she’s had a shaved head. A very wild teenager who became a lyrical raconteur, Maryen is a friend to countless writers and artists through her fierce support of original music being heard in our communities – she hosted the first “Originals Only” songwriting night in Sydney, SYDNEY SONGWRITERS, for 2 years. She has also not given up the pleasures of being a woman for her artistic sensibilities – she has 4 children! Her belief? You have to have a life and experience living to the max.

 Maryen is now living off the grid, surrounded by World Heritage listed rainforest on top of a mountain in Queensland. STORIES FROM BENEATH, the new album from Maryen Cairns, is self-released on her own label, Sydney Songwriters. This is her third album, but her first Australian Release. Here you find eleven tracks which take you on an intimate journey through one woman’s life… stories of truth and lucidity, snapshots of a life varied and wild. From the Scottish heritage of Voices From Scotland through the teenage horror of Kids From The ‘Burbs to the eternal questions in Every Moment Saved to all the answers in What Women Want, this album is definitely a women’s album. Even the simplicity with which the songs are performed cut through the sound barriers to carry forth this woman’s message with astonishing clarity upon the mostly two and three piece unions of vocals, trombone, acoustic guitar & piano.

 Recorded with little regard for the bent of the short form radio formula, STORIES FROM BENEATH boasts strong tales, some running almost eight minutes (Voices From Scotland) returning listeners to the halcyon days of real music and real songs! Yes, there are a couple under 4 minutes though! (This Love and Twist) This totally independent artist is also a believer in the Internet being a wonderful tool for musicians and artists. Her view is: “most people like to have a listen to the music before they buy an album”.

STORIES FROM BENEATH has been a long time in the making. You could say a lifetime. And this album - which Maryen also produced – is one she finally says she’s proud of. The Drum Media, “She’s given her music something of the quiet intimacy of Luka Bloom, particularly on the opening track, This Love, a spoken-word rap over a gentle melody, without losing the simple storyteller aspects of her previous work in a fondly remembered Voices From Scotland.” 


 You can visit Maryen's website at www.maryencairns.com or e-mail her at maryen@bigpond.com

Write a review

Your Name:


Your Review: Note: HTML is not translated!

Rating: Bad           Good

Enter the code in the box below:



Description

This female singer/songwriter tells darkly lucid stories from her own life. Lush acoustic sounds of trombone, guitar & piano, set with vocals of incredible clarity make this album totally original and very special.


  *****AUTOGRAPHED COPY*****   

 

Track Listing
1. This Love  3:31  
2. Kids from the 'Burbs  5:40  
3. What Women Want  5:44  
4. Twist  3:35
5. Voices from Scotland  7:30 
6. Every Moment Saved  4:29 
7. Burning in your Eyes  4:38 
8. It Wasn't About You it Was About Me  4:27
9. Second Best  5:07 
10. Loving You  5:19 
11. If You Love Me  4:56 
Click on above buttons to hear samples from select tracks

 

More info

 Who is Maryen Cairns? As a very young Australian musician she went to London for a three-week holiday – she stayed for 10 years. During that time she recorded two albums (released by the U.S. label Progressive International): The Pictures Within and For Eternity. Rolling Stones producer Chris Kimsey produced her first single “Too Young To Die” – on his own time! Kimsey brought Maryen in to sing on Scottish rock legend Fish’s album “Internal Exile”.

Maryen’s band opened the show for a huge variety of artists including The Troggs, Sarah Jane Morris, Fish, UFO and Desmond Dekker. Maryen’s had long blonde hair; she’s had a shaved head. A very wild teenager who became a lyrical raconteur, Maryen is a friend to countless writers and artists through her fierce support of original music being heard in our communities – she hosted the first “Originals Only” songwriting night in Sydney, SYDNEY SONGWRITERS, for 2 years. She has also not given up the pleasures of being a woman for her artistic sensibilities – she has 4 children! Her belief? You have to have a life and experience living to the max.

 Maryen is now living off the grid, surrounded by World Heritage listed rainforest on top of a mountain in Queensland. STORIES FROM BENEATH, the new album from Maryen Cairns, is self-released on her own label, Sydney Songwriters. This is her third album, but her first Australian Release. Here you find eleven tracks which take you on an intimate journey through one woman’s life… stories of truth and lucidity, snapshots of a life varied and wild. From the Scottish heritage of Voices From Scotland through the teenage horror of Kids From The ‘Burbs to the eternal questions in Every Moment Saved to all the answers in What Women Want, this album is definitely a women’s album. Even the simplicity with which the songs are performed cut through the sound barriers to carry forth this woman’s message with astonishing clarity upon the mostly two and three piece unions of vocals, trombone, acoustic guitar & piano.

 Recorded with little regard for the bent of the short form radio formula, STORIES FROM BENEATH boasts strong tales, some running almost eight minutes (Voices From Scotland) returning listeners to the halcyon days of real music and real songs! Yes, there are a couple under 4 minutes though! (This Love and Twist) This totally independent artist is also a believer in the Internet being a wonderful tool for musicians and artists. Her view is: “most people like to have a listen to the music before they buy an album”.

STORIES FROM BENEATH has been a long time in the making. You could say a lifetime. And this album - which Maryen also produced – is one she finally says she’s proud of. The Drum Media, “She’s given her music something of the quiet intimacy of Luka Bloom, particularly on the opening track, This Love, a spoken-word rap over a gentle melody, without losing the simple storyteller aspects of her previous work in a fondly remembered Voices From Scotland.” 


 You can visit Maryen's website at www.maryencairns.com or e-mail her at maryen@bigpond.com

Write a review

Your Name:


Your Review: Note: HTML is not translated!

Rating: Bad           Good

Enter the code in the box below: