The 2008 debut full-length release from London, Ontario's Olenka and the Autumn Lovers.
Olenka and the Autumn Lovers are not your average folk band. Their music incorporates instruments ranging from the lap steel guitar to the glockenspiel and accordion. Then there is the string section consisting of violin, cello, and upright bass. Add to that a dash of electric guitar, drums, mandolin, and Olenka's classical guitar and harmonica, and you have the sound that makes up the ensemble's unique brand of folk. When writing songs, Olenka draws on a world of experiences including her early years in Poland and her memories of Eastern European folklore and music.
"If fresh, interesting folk music moved units like bad pop does, Olenka Krakus and her bandmates would be zillionaires." - Hour Magazine
"Krakus' lyrics prod at her Polish ancestry, exploring moral inquiries from her dying planet to life in suburbia, while spinning stories reminiscent of the likes of raconteurs Tom Waits or Nick Cave (who would make great drinking buddies for Krakus and her Lovers)." - Soundproof Magazine
Learn more about Olenka and the Autumn Lovers at http://www.olenkalovers.com
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Previews - Olenka and the Autumn Lovers
01. Olenka and the Autumn Lovers - Ballad of Lonely Bear -
02. Olenka and the Autumn Lovers - Soldier's Waltz -
03. Olenka and the Autumn Lovers - Northern Lights -
04. Olenka and the Autumn Lovers - Iron Pump -
05. Olenka and the Autumn Lovers - Watching Neighbours -
06. Olenka and the Autumn Lovers - Kochana -
07. Olenka and the Autumn Lovers - Warsaw Girl -
08. Olenka and the Autumn Lovers - Sing Tadzio the Requiem -
09. Olenka and the Autumn Lovers - Hushdush -
10. Olenka and the Autumn Lovers - A Story -
11. Olenka and the Autumn Lovers - When We Were Children -
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- Album package comes with complete artwork including three PDF pages.
Album File Size - MP3 Format - 56.74 MB
Album File Size - CD-Quality Lossless FLAC Format - 215.43 MB