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Man of Aran


Download links and information about Man of Aran by British Sea Power. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Indie Rock, Alternative, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 01:13:27 minutes.

Artist: British Sea Power
Release date: 2009
Genre: Indie Rock, Alternative, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 12
Duration: 01:13:27
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No. Title Length
1. Man of Aran 3:38
2. The South Sound 11:31
3. Come Wander With Me 4:10
4. Tiger King 5:15
5. The Currach 2:09
6. Boy Vertiginous 5:15
7. Spearing the Sunfish 11:41
8. Conneely of the West 4:19
9. The North Sound 4:54
10. Woman of Aran 4:34
11. It Comes Back Again 11:12
12. No Man Is an Archipelago 4:49



This is not your usual British Sea Power collection, however, it does feature many of the group’s strongest attributes in unfiltered form. Man of Aran is the soundtrack to a film made in 1934 (!) that focuses on the day-to-day survival of the struggling fishermen of Western Ireland’s remote and barren Aran Islands outside of Galway Bay. This mostly instrumental collection — “Come Wander With Me,” a tune featured in a Twilight Zone episode, is the one vocal moment and it’s hardly a cheery one — features plenty of slow-moving sonics that take full advantage of their glacial pace. “The South Sound” is a mesmerizing eleven-and-a-half minutes of slowly emerging sunlight over a foggy wasteland. Singling out individual tracks seems almost unfair, since it’s the album’s overall gestalt that makes for its impact. There are no peaks, just lulling moments of meditational power where you can feel the isolation and its luminous beauty. A bit like Sigur Rós, but a tad warmer.