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  • Location: Hamburg, Germany

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Hailed by New Zealand's National Radio as the pioneer of a new sound, Jordans music has been variously described as "industrial folk", "folk noir" and "Antipodean Steampunk" yet defies any cut and dried description. Imagine a 19th Century Nine Inch Nails banging on old iron and steam powered machines, combined with the Dead Can Dance's electronic folk soundscapes and Sinead Oconnor's vocals in the background.

Jordan combines pioneer-era industrial found sound, with folk instrumentation and etherial vocal melodies. She usually writes "concept" albums with stories, old and new, told song by song. This means it makes sense to hear them whole. For that reason, her first 4 CDs are available via the discography listing to the right of this page for private listening purposes.

Jordan's fifth (How the Dead Live) was comissioned by the New Zealand Arts Council to tell the story of one of New Zeand's first pioneer women and her struggle with the character "History", who is determined to overlok her. It can be previewed in full here on Uvumi.

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  • Congrats and very cool!
    Left by Plezhurhouse, on Apr 26, 2011 - 6:33
    Like your music and congrats on topping the chart--really cool!
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  • Left by Marshall Stokes, on Nov 17, 2010 - 12:18
    Wow, near-total charts domination!! You're the most popular artist on Uvumi today! :D

    http://www.uvumi.com/charts/all+songs/2010-11-16
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    • wow!
      Left by Jordan, on Nov 18, 2010 - 0:49
      Thanks for the comment Marshall. I'm blown away! Really made my day!
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  • Hello & congrats
    Left by LarryRCampbell, on Aug 31, 2010 - 17:21
    Hi Jordan!
    Great to see you here, looks like youre doing very well here....congrats to you! Well deserved!
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    • Larry!
      Left by Jordan, on Nov 18, 2010 - 0:50
      Great to see you here too. Managed to track you down at reverbnation aswell. I hope life is treating you well!
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    Congrats!
    Left by Gilbert, on Apr 26, 2010 - 6:05
    You're number 1 on the top 10 charts! And also numbers 6 and 8! Glad to see your music is getting some attention here!
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    • cheers Gilbert!
      Left by Jordan, on Apr 26, 2010 - 7:38
      Wow, I just saw too and am buzzing about it! Thanks to all you awesome ppl who supported my tracks. You've made my day! Hurray Uvumi :)
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    The Keening Song
    Left by Foolaciously, on Apr 23, 2010 - 21:45
    Jordan, I've just discovered your music and am amazed at the things you do! In the Keening Song, you've used invented words; did you create them? What were they inspired by? Other languages? Just sounds that seemed right?
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    • words and thanks
      Left by Jordan, on Apr 25, 2010 - 4:48
      Hi Foolaciously. Thanks for your comment, it made my morning :) You're right, the Keening Song is invented words. I was concentrating on rhythm and tone - it is so much harder to get the right syllible count and vowel sound when using real words, so I decided not, to for once ;) I sang what seemed to work in terms of the feeling in the track and could ignore having to be "poetic" which was very freeing.
      Anyway, I am really glad you liked the track. Have a great Sunday!
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    Left by woodjean, on Apr 12, 2010 - 10:13
    the Freeing of Baghdad--thanks for giving us this song!
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    • anytime :)
      Left by Jordan, on Apr 12, 2010 - 23:06
      you are most welcome woodjean. There will be more to come, and thanks for taking the time to listen!
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    Thanks!
    Left by Chas Connolly, on Apr 12, 2010 - 2:11
    for the Freeing of Baghdad!!
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    • you are so welcome!
      Left by Jordan, on Apr 12, 2010 - 23:04
      glad you enjoyed it Chas. Have a great week!
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  • Love Love Love
    Left by Tom McNeil, on Mar 29, 2010 - 15:00
    Your music!!!
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    • cheers tom!
      Left by Jordan, on Apr 12, 2010 - 23:04
      Im really glad you like it :) thanks for listening!
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    "Green"
    Left by ThomasAD3, on Mar 17, 2010 - 9:57
    is your best song yet! (but it seems like I say that every time you upload a new one!) :-D
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    • aw, thankyou!
      Left by Jordan, on Apr 12, 2010 - 23:05
      your comment gave me warm fuzzies. Thanks Thomas!
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    Left by woodjean, on Mar 17, 2010 - 9:46
    Your music is great! Thanks for Green. I really like it.
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