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Ora Cogan — Tatter

Ora Cogan

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Wednesday November 15, 2006


Most folk artists face the difficult task of distinguishing themselves from the dime-a-dozen singer-songwriters and the bedroom floor recording-types. The former may not want to distinguish themselves at all, however. Folk is, after all, a tradition of reworking and reinterpreting existing songs. The latter is generally more precious, fragile and complete disposable bullshit. Ora plays true folk, the kind that is strong and tells stories with a sense of urgency, be it heartbreak or revolution. This album is gorgeous, bitter sweet, and incredibly powerful.