Dust EP

by Anna Jordan

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“Dust”, Anna's début EP, sees her harness her many influences, to produce a sound that is uniquely her own. Her voice conveys a broad palette of emotions, from the brittle sensuality of “Silent Sea” to the playful, summery pop of “She dances”. She is not afraid to explore more melancholy terrain either and reveal herself, as she does on the EP's title song “Dust”; it is this honesty and vulnerability that gives her voice such strength. Lyrically she avoids confessional cliché, writing instead words that unfold with cryptic delicacy. Musically, she has the wonderful knack of composing deceptively simple melodies with immediately memorable piano lines that weave together strands of Classical, Jazz, Dance and Indian music. Dennis Cassidy, who accompanies her throughout, shows just how versatile a drummer he is. The anchor man and drummer of Dublin's Jazz- Hip-Hop collective “Mixtapes from the Underground”, here he holds back and provides sensitive and engaging accompaniment and ethereal arrangements that chime perfectly with Jordan's lyrics and music.

With “Dust”, Anna Jordan has set up an intriguing musical stall full of sign posts to destinations where we are sure to follow her. Jordan has arrived and she is well on her way.

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released December 23, 2014

Anna Jordan is a composer and singer based in Dublin, Ireland. She is currently writing music in the two-piece band Selk with Irish drummer Dennis Cassidy.
Anna Jordan is no stranger to creating intriguing soundscapes and conjuring moods through music. Having written soundtracks and incidental music for films including "Snap" (2011) and "Breakfast on Pluto" (2005), she displays a natural affinity with creating ambient colours that perfectly underscore the images on screen.


Anna has worked in the Irish film industry as composer and musician on various features and short films. Her debut EP is a captivating breath of fresh air and is the soundtrack to your next
www.annajordanmusic.com
Anna Jordan: Piano, vocals and loop station
Dennis Cassidy: Drums and electronic percussion
Tom Prior: Bass
Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh: Viola

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Track Name: Dust
Dust

It's gonna tear it all apart, as it chips away my heart

Heart

It's gonna tear it all apart, as it chips away my heart

And all that's left is dust and dirt and hearts of stone and days filled up with shadows

In this house of foolish minds
It's not possible to move
In this time of sorry souls
We've forgotten what we're here to prove

Those empty room in our heads
Those violent rooms

Heart

It's gonna tear it all apart, as it chips away my heart, it's gonna tear it all apart

The stillness of the night
Echoes on and on
Ever playing stagnant song

The stillness of the room
Hues of blue and white
Peaceful in their crystal form

I can't see beyond these hands
Heavy eyes of mine
Blinded by my own disguise

I can't see beyond her face
Heavy soul of mine
Wounded my the cold embrace
Track Name: Air That You Breath
Air That You Breathe

Can I surround myself with the air that you breathe
Will you forgive me for the way that I see the world

I can't make out the colours
This static sea is in my way
No I can't make out the colours
Just waves of shimmering lights

I can feel the magic now
I just can't seem to hold it
And I can feel the wonder now
I just can't seem to hold it
Can't seem to hold it in this world for too long

Caught in the jagged edges
letting them dream your dreams
I'm pulling myself off this stage
I played this part too many times

I can't make out the ending
this static sea is in my way
Or even a stubborn melody
just waves of shimmering lights

I can't make out an ending
through this web of twisted vines
Or even a stubborn melody
from the still part of my inner child

I'm watching that snow covering these moments
I'm watching that snow covering me
Track Name: She Dances
She dances

She dances to it all
She must have heard those beats before

I hope she's always there
I hope that she feels the rhythm till the end

It circles around her
It moves in and out like a living breathing thing
She lets it fill her body, fill her mind, fill her base and ground her down

She feels it turning
She feels the bending time of everyday
She watches as the
sun comes up and sun goes down and stars come out

It grumbles inside
and waits for the minute we let go
Surrendering to what we are and who we are and
what we were and who we were

It circles around her
It moves in and out like a living breathing thing
She lets it fill her body, fill her mind, fill her base and ground her down

She'll carry on
even when the music's gone
Track Name: Silent Sea
Silent Sea

Quiet light
Shining on the water
He closed his eyes and waited for an answer

Throwing memories to the sea
Stuck in this faded picture

Crashing memories
Pushing down
Down into the roots of him

Fall into the silent waves
Stepping on the empty shells
Fall in to the silent waves
Making way for someone new

He dives right under
Trying to remember
Who he was before

But all he sees are
Shells and endless water
His feet sink in the sand

Throwing memories to the sea
Stuck in this faded picture

Crashing memories
Pushing down
Down into the roots of him

Fall into your steady dream
Caring not of all they told you
Fall into your steady dream
Letting go of all those chains