Woodwind instrumentalist and composer Seán Mac Erlaine’s second solo album is a place where haunting melodies are living, growing things, developing in sympathy with nuanced loops and fluttering particles of sound.
Mac Erlaine officially launched A slender song in Little Museum of Dublin this week, and the album is now available from the Ergodos web shop and in selected shops on limited edition transparent orange vinyl and to download.
Sensitively curated from live recordings of improvised performances around Ireland over a four year period, A slender song, is a compelling listen. It’s a special thing to hold, too: A slender song features a breathtaking collage by the Cork artist Craig Carry.
Mac Erlaine considers this to be a sister album to his 2012 release, Long after the music is gone. Where the former was recorded entirely in a small room in County Leitrim, A slender song reflects a life on the road, taking in the flavours and aspects of Cork, Dingle, Dublin, Galway, Laois, Louth, Meath, Mitchelstown, Skibbereen, Sligo, Tralee and Wicklow.
Read more about this unique new release, listen to a track and pick up your copy here.