[video of the week] Paper Cranes 折り鶴 – Midsummer

Filmed by Fraser and Naomi Browne and Jordan Vickers on Super 8 (Chinon) around Auckland, Mount Maunganui, Hamilton and at festivals, it’s a special snapshot of a New Zealand summer. Edited by Sami Tuomisalo.

Written by Fraser Browne and Naomi Browne, ‘Midsummer’ was performed by Fraser Browne (vocals) and Naomi Browne (piano and vocals), Nic Manders (guitars, synth, bass), Adam Tobeck (drums). The track was recorded and mixed by Nic Manders at Smoke and Parachute studios, and mastered by Nathan Tiddy.

With songs that ponder the meaning of life, love, and our fleeting existence in this beautiful world, Paper Cranes 折り鶴 music is warm, yet melancholy.

Paper Cranes 折り鶴 weave their stories into captivating and dynamic live performances, using a diverse range of instruments – including shakuhachi, ukulele, mandolin, ocarina, harmonica, accordion – in songs that move between delicacy and outright abandon. Husband-and-wife team Fraser and Naomi Browne are the driving force behind the group, with lyrics and music influenced by Fraser’s background in literature and Naomi’s Japanese upbringing.



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