Danielle Ballantine | Selkie

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Selkie

by Danielle Ballantine

Uplifting chillout music; soaring ethereal vocals combined with captivating world rhythms.
Genre: Electronic: Lounge
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1. City Nights
3:03 album only
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2. Walking in Sunshine
3:02 album only
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3. Mountain Games
2:45 album only
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4. Stolen Time
3:18 album only
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5. Midnight
2:21 album only
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6. Released
2:18 album only
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7. Epic Journey
3:45 album only
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8. Calling
2:09 album only
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9. Selkie
4:41 album only
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10. Letting You Go
2:14 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
A mixture of downtempo grooves, ethereal vocals and live instruments, \"Selkie\" is a highly unique sounding album perfect for the post-clubbing chill with its atmospheric, uplifting melodies and rhythms.

ALBUM NOTES
Selkies are mythological creature with the ability to transform themselves from seals into beautiful human form...

1. CITY NIGHTS - Once in human form, Selkie folk dance on stretches of moonlit shore...
2. WALKING IN SUNSHINE - or bask in the warm sunlight.
3. MOUNTAIN GAMES - If disturbed while on shore, Selkie folk hastily rush back to the safety of the sea.
4. STOLEN TIME - A Selkie can only make contact with one particular human being for a brief time before they must return to the sea. They may not make contact again for seven years.
5. MIDNIGHT - Some tales say that Selkie were ablr to carry out their transformation only once a year, usually Midsummer\'s Eve.
6. RELEASED - Sometimes, s Selkie maiden was taken as a wife by a human man who stole her seal skin. Eventually, one of their children would inadvertantly discover the precious skin, and she would leave to return to the sea.
7. EPIC JOURNEY - If a girl went missing at sea, it was inevitably said that her Selkie lover had taken her on a final journey to his watery domain.
8. CALLING - Should a mortal woman wish to make contact with a Selkie man, she must make her way to the shore at high tide and shed seven tears ino the sea.
9. SELKIE - Heads bobbing above the waves, playful Selkie are often seen close to the shore, watching inquisitively with uncannily human eyes.
10. LETTING YOU GO - Sometimes a human will not know that their lover is a Selkie, and will awake to find them gone.

BIOGRAPHY
Danielle currently works as a freelance composer for Film & TV, and is also harpist and singer for the folk band Elphin.
\"Music has always had the power to move me, and I love to write music that touches other people. I am drawn to the uplifting sounds of chillout and electronica music, and enjoy combining these styles with live instrumental recordings and a world music influence\" - Danielle Ballantine.

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N. Drake

Exciting and calming in turns
I love this album - how the music tells a story, uplifts and excites, soothes and nourishes the soul. The music is modern but the theme of the whole album adds folk culture into the mix with beautiful results. Truly inspiring!
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M. Keeling

Selkie
This album is rich, powerful, beautiful and uplifting. I love it!
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H.Reed

Excellent hybrid of folk, ethnic & ambient techno
This is a great album. The mix of techno beats, blend of acoustic instrumentation and warm synths and the folk melodies reminds me of some of Ultramarine's early work but the ethereal vocals take this to a whole new level. A superb debut - can't wait for the next album!
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Sylvia Ruth Weinberg

POWERFUL, SEXY AND SOOTHING ALL AT THE SAME TIME
This album is great to listen to, dance to, make love to! It has a sort of hypnotic quality . I recommend it strongly as an addition to any collection. It certainly would be excellent as background music in film.
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B.Dalby

Beautiful soundscapes
This album has some wonderful sounds that wash over you - would be great in film, as another reviewer has commented. I like the darker side of Selkie - especially Stolen Time and Mountain Games.
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Sherry Ballantine

Selkie
Danielle\'s music transcends language, liberating spirits to soar and explore.
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