Alina Orlova

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Alina Orlova
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Background information
Born (1988-06-28) June 28, 1988 (age 26)
Origin Visaginas, Lithuania
Genres Sung poetry, Indie folk, Daina
Years active 2007–present
Website myspace.com/alinaorlova

Alina Orlova (Lithuanian: Alina Orlovskaja, Polish: Alina Orłowska, born June 28, 1988) is a Lithuanian sung poetry singer and musician. She is of mixed Polish-Russian heritage.[1]

Performing career[edit]

Orlova both composes her own songs and performs other musicians' cover versions. She generally performs in three languages - Lithuanian, Russian and English.

Orlova's fame preceded her first studio album when she was awarded an alternative music award A.LT back in her home country, whilst at the same time also being named a "Breakthrough of the year 2006".[citation needed] Her song Nesvarbu was voted by the readers of highly popular Lithuanian youth magazine Pravda as the best debut of the year.

In 2008 her debut album Laukinis šuo dingo (The Wild Dog Dingo, named after a Russian book by Ruvim Fraerman for school children about teenage love)[2] was released under the MetroMusic label and presented in Vilnius St.Catherine church on January 22; a week later she had a similar concert in Kaunas State Drama Theatre. Later the same year Orlova held concerts in Russia, London, Liverpool.[3] According to her fansite, she is going to perform in Poland, Ireland, participate at Europavox festival in France, and elsewhere.[4]

Orlova received positive recognition both worldwide and in Lithuania where she is seen as a huge success - her "cozy" gigs are highly anticipated there. According to music critics, Orlova has a "high-trilling voice and a unique line in exhilaratingly dark, Baltic folk pop".[5] Noticed by the Travis front-man Fran Healy, Alina's song "Vaiduokliai" was picked up as one of the seven tracks to be featured on the digital-only EP, entitled "Play. Stop. Rewind" released worldwide by LIPA Records.[6]

Discography[edit]

Alina Orlova

Albums[edit]

  • Laukinis šuo dingo (2008)

1. Lovesong 2. Vaiduokliai 3. Lijo 4. Paskutinio Mamuto daina 5. Žeme, sukis greitai 6. Po tiltu 7. Nojus 8. Transatlantic Love 9. Utomlionnoe Solnce 10. Slepynes 11. Spi 12. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 13. Menulis 14. Nesvarbu 15. Vasaris 16. Ramuma

  • Mutabor (2010)

1. Širdis 2. Šilkas 3. Лихорадка 4. Stars 5. Vaikelis 6. Bobby 7. Чудеса 8. Anyway 9. Kibirkštėlė 10. Amerika 11. Ajajai 12. Čia 13. Fireflies 14. Forewa

References[edit]

  1. ^ Алина Орлова (in Russian), retrieved 2012-01-11.
  2. ^ "Alina Orlova: Introduction". Retrieved 2008-10-11.  The title of the album is a wordplay which can be translated from Lithuanian as "Wild dog disappeared", too.
  3. ^ "Atlikėjos A.Orlovos koncertai - Liverpulyje ir Londone" (in Lithuanian). Lietuvos Rytas. 2008-05-28. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  4. ^ "Alina Orlova: Concerts". Archived from the original on 21 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  5. ^ Bella Todd. "Alina Orlova + Madam + Thee Intolerable Kidd". Archived from the original on 29 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  6. ^ "Lithuanian singer and songwriter Alina Orlova comes for her first UK tour". Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the UK. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 

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