Alina became famous when she recorded about 17 demo tracks which quickly leaked to the Internet. These included some covers of songs by Виктор Цой and Moby, but most of them were composed by Alina herself.
In the beginning of 2008, after nine months of recording, Alina finally released her first official album - Laukinis Šuo Dingo. The record includes some of the singer’s re-worked demos as well as new, never heard before tracks, all of which are minimalistic-ally yet elegantly arranged. The album has already been praised by critics, calling it “a fresh breath of air on the Lithuanian scene.”
Alina Orlova’s success story is comparable to those of the Arctic Monkeys and other acts that have propelled to stardom with the help of the Internet and word of mouth. A mere couple of years ago the idiosyncratic singer and songwriter was the best-kept secret known to a relatively small crowd of admirers. Today, having finally recorded her official debut album (containing many songs her devout fans have already memorized like prayers), Alina Orlova performs on some of the best stages in Lithuania and goes on tour to places like Liverpool, London and Moscow. Her folk- and cabaret-tinged acoustic music might remind the listener of such diverse acts as CocoRosie, Cocteau Twins and Anthony And The Johnsons (all being her personal favorites), but it is really much more than just a sum of these influences – particularly because of Alina’s inimitable voice itself.
Alina’s Myspace profile
Visual arts by Alina
Alina on Flickr
Edited by rozboris on 4 Sep 2011, 11:10
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