01. Watermark (2:26) 02. Cursum Perficio (4:09) 03. On Your Shore (4:00) 04. Storms in Africa (4:05) 05. Exile (4:22) 06. Miss Clare Remembers (2:00) 07. Orinoco Flow (4:26) 08. Evening Falls (3:49) 09. River (3:11) 10. The Longships (3:39) 11. Na Laetha Gael M'Óige (4:01) 12. Storms in Africa, Pt. 2 (3:05) 13. Unknown Track (2:28)
Thanks to its distinct, downright catchy single "Orinoco Flow," which amusingly referenced both her record-company bossRob Dickinsand co-producerRoss Cullumin the lyrics,Enya's second albumWatermarkestablished her as the unexpected queen of gentle, Celtic-tinged new age music. To be sure, her success was as much due to marketing a niche audience in later years equally in love withYanniandMichael Flatley's Irish dancing, butEnya's rarely given a sense of pandering in her work. She does what she does, just as she did before her fame. (Admittedly, avoiding overblown concerts run constantly on PBS hasn't hurt.) Indeed, the subtlety that characterizes her work at her best dominatesWatermark, with the lovely title track, her multi-tracked voice gently swooping among the lead piano, and strings like a softly haunting ghost, as fine an example as any. "Orinoco Flow" itself, for all its implicit dramatics, gently charges instead of piling things on, while the organ-led "On Your Shore" feels like a hushed church piece. Elsewhere, meanwhile,Enyalets in a darkness not overly present onThe Celts, resulting in work even more appropriate for a moody soundtrack than that album. "Cursum Perficio," with her steady chanting-via-overdub of the title phrase, gets more sweeping and passionate as the song progresses, matched in slightly calmer results with the equally compelling "The Longships." "Storms in Africa," meanwhile, uses drums fromChris Hughesto add to the understated, evocative fire of the song, which certainly lives up to its name.Watermarkends with a fascinating piece, "Na Laetha Geal M'Oige," where fellow Irish modern/traditional fusion artistDavy Spillaneadds a gripping, heartbreaking uilleann pipe solo to the otherwise calm synth-based performance. It's a perfect combination of timelessness and technology, an appropriate end to this fine album.
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