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Seamus O’Muineachain – City of Lakes – Album Review

Seamus O’Muineachain – City of Lakes – Album Review
by Killian Laher

Instrumental composer Seamus O’Muineachain has just released his latest album, recorded in Vietnam.  It opens with the reverb-y piano of Caring, as tranquil and static as a Brian Eno piece.  Bridges has a bit more momentum behind it, in a Mogwai kind of way.  That’s not to suggest this is a downbeat collection, Us In The Green features a bright piano augmented by heavily treated electric guitar.  Gorgeous, peaceful melodies are the order of the day, with Sands, Under the Overpass and Tristan da Cunha particularly easy on the ear.  On the other hand, Ghosts has a foreboding quality that makes it stand out amongst the rest.

Seamus O’Muineachain operates very much under the radar, and this album probably won’t change that.  But he deserves at least as much praise as more celebrated composers ploughing a similar furrow.  It’s available here.

Track List –

1. Caring
2. Bridges
3. Us In The Green
4. Sands
5. Under the Overpass
6. Impossible to Know
7. Ghosts
8. Tristan da Cunha
9. New Moon Song


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