Family Vineyard has issued a complete collection of Connors' "Airs", short pieces inspired by O'Carolan's and other Irish airs. The two disc set, As Roses Bow includes recordings from 1992-2002, many of which originally appeared on albums that are long out of print. Most pieces range from around 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 minutes and still capture Connors' signature sparse ethereal blues even when projected through a specified form such as this. The project in its entirety can be a bit overwhelming, spanning a full 43 tracks, but each piece has its own spatial beauty and delicate sadness that make this really an indispensable picture of Connors as a musician. Connors imbues every song, no matter how short with an emotional depth that some musicians wait a lifetime to express in just one song. The entire collection has been remastered expertly by Jim O'Rourke and has been packaged quite handsomely by Family Vineyard.
[MP3] Loren Connors - St. Brigid's Air
[MP3] Loren Connors - O'Connor's Last Air
[MP3] Loren Connors - Airs No. 11
[MP3] Loren Connors - Airs No. 18
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