April 1, 2014

Middle of the road sunset

Picture MAKKI 004

February 21, 2014

Solid Ground / Love, Spread Your Wings

 
 

 
 

 
 

Solid Ground and Love, Spread Your Wings
were recorded and produced by Nic Manders at Roundhead and in other locations. Mixed by Nic Manders. Mastered by Andy van Dette at Masterdisk NY.

Solid Ground
Paper Cranes 折り鶴 with Jessica Porter, cello; Nic Manders, BVs
Copyright Paper Cranes 折り鶴 2014

Love, Spread Your Wings
Paper Cranes 折り鶴 with Grant Daish – percussion; Nic Manders – percussion, BVs, electric guitar
Copyright Paper Cranes 折り鶴 2014

 
Even though 2011 was a Rugby World Cup year, most New Zealanders couldn’t name the date of the final. But many will remember the significance of February 22nd. A day when our hearts were with Christchurch. When the nation was stopped with them.
 
Solid Ground is about finding your strength in community; about putting hope in the things that matter – whānau, friends, husbands and wives, your faith; about standing tall with others when things are hard. It’s about renewal and hope.
 
In the middle of writing the song, another tragedy struck with the tsunami and earthquakes in Japan. Naomi was born in Japan, so it was shock upon shock for us. Love, Spread Your Wings came through tears and heartache – that Naomi felt far away from her homeland and friends who were there. You can especially hear this in the Japanese lyrics – a poetic transliteration of the English that means “Spread your wings and fly. Let the voice of love resound.”
 
We wrote the songs as catharsis from what had happened, and initially didn’t intend to record them. After awhile, though, we decided that it was better to offer them up and let people take them for what they are – a cry for community and togetherness, a rendering of the events, a hope for something better.
 
Here are Solid Ground and Love, Spread Your Wings: raw, honest, broken … and hopeful.
 
Love, Spread Your Wings; come take me home.

Paper Cranes 折り鶴 © 2014

November 12, 2013

Little Darling Video Out Now

 
 


 

November 11, 2013

Download ‘Little Darling’

 


 

Introducing ‘Little Darling’, the first single from Paper Cranes 折り鶴 forthcoming album set to be released in the summer of 2014.

 
 

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Available through this website, Bandcamp or iTunes.

September 7, 2013

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January 8, 2013

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July 17, 2012

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