Long After the Music is Gone

Long After The Music Is Gone

Seán Mac Erlaine

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Long After The Music Is Gone is the new solo album from Dublin-based woodwind instrumentalist and composer Seán Mac Erlaine. It's an album of extraordinary ambience, rich with Mac Erlaine's distinctive supple reed work and subtle electronics. With each track Mac Erlaine seems to channel the atmosphere of a space or vista, immersing us.

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Long After The Music Is Gone is the new solo album from Dublin-based woodwind instrumentalist and composer Seán Mac Erlaine. It’s an album of extraordinary ambience, rich with Mac Erlaine’s distinctive supple reed work and subtle electronics. With each track Mac Erlaine seems to channel the atmosphere of a space or vista, immersing us.

Conceived and recorded in rural Leitrim, Long After The Music Is Gone stands as a meditation on Irish landscape, dipping into the chants of Medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingen and the work of Irish philosopher John O’Donoghue. It’s all in the blood of this record, assimilated into a language of rare elegance and originality.

Seán Mac Erlaine is recognised as one of Ireland’s most forward-thinking jazz musicians. Mac Erlaine works in a variety of settings maintaining a busy performance schedule in Ireland and internationally, working in free improvisation, contemporary jazz, folk music and experimental theatre. He performs with a hugely diverse range of musicians and artists, reflecting his own versatility and interest in cross-platform work — recent collaborators have included Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, This is How we Fly and Donal Dineen.

Seán Mac Erlaine has been described as “an encouraging example of the spirit of innovation current in Irish contemporary music” (The Journal of Music) and “one of the most original voices on the Dublin scene” (The Sunday Tribune).

Long After The Music Is Gone was recorded July 2011 in Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, Ireland. This recording is presented with funding from the Music Network / Arts Council Music Recording Scheme 2010.

An extraordinary solo recording… consistently one of the most interesting and adventurous musicians of his generation. ★★★★ — The Irish Times.

It’s one of the finest in the Ergodos stable, which is saying something… Perhaps the most beautiful of its kind in many a year… So beautifully intimate… The wonderful melancholy, lyricism, beauty and invention in his Long After The Music Is Gone — Bernard Clarke, Nova, RTÉ lyric fm

A marvelous balance between expression and a desire to push the instruments over the edge… — Bernard Clarke, Nova, RTÉ lyric fm

An impressively exploratory work…refreshing and vibrant — Thumped.com

Curiously lovely tunes… I want to hear everything that Seán Mac Erlaine’s ever done. Compliments don’t get much bigger. — Hot Press

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Credits

all music performed, arranged and composed by Seán Mac Erlaine, except:

Amhrán Na Leabhar which is an Irish traditional composition arranged by Seán Mac Erlaine, and

O Vis Aeternitatis, which is a composition by Hildegard von Bingen arranged by Seán Mac Erlaine

mixing
Seán Mac Erlaine & Liam Grant

design
Seán Mac Erlaine

artwork
Dominic Thorpe [taken from the work Buried Clay Sugar, 2010, Wicklow County Collection]

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Record Format

140g Vinyl with free download, Download [AIFF], Download [MP3], CD with free download