Lean in to Mandolin Orange’s recent album, Blindfaller, and it’s bound to happen. You’ll suddenly pick up on the power and devastation lurking in its quietude, the doom hiding beneath its unvarnished beauty. You’ll hear the way it magnifies the intimacy at the heart of the North Carolina duo’s music, as if they created their own musical language as they recorded it.
Building on the acclaim of Mandolin Orange’s 2013 breakthrough debut on Yep Roc Records This Side of Jordan and its follow-up, last year’s Such Jubilee, their new album Blindfaller is already following suit. Upon its September 30 release, the album charted on Billboard’s Bluegrass (#3) and Folk/Americana (#16), made Rolling Stone’s “40 Best Country Albums of 2016” and was featured on NPR’s Heavy Rotation, among others.
“When we finished Such Jubilee, I started writing these songs with a different goal in mind. I thought about how I would write songs for somebody else to record,” Marlin explains. “I ended up with a bunch of songs like that, but we chose ones that I still felt personally connected to.”
Holed up at the Rubber Room studio in Chapel Hill, NC—with a full band this time around—they laid down the tracks in a week between touring. They’ve always been keen on the notion that drawn-out recording sessions don’t necessarily yield better results. A good song, and just one good take, will always shine through any studio sorcery.
The album title is meant to evoke a sense of wonder, of contemplation. A “faller” is someone who fells trees, and in this case that person is blind to his/her own actions and those of the world. The spectral cover photo, by Scott McCormick, is open to interpretation, too: Either those trees are engulfed in flames or sunlight is pouring through them. It’s up to you.
“We wanted different vibes and different intuitions on these tracks,” Marlin says, “and I feel like we really captured that.”
December 6, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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