Soft, spangled emotions sung with an open and heavy ‘Cocooning Heart’. A collection of expansive, melancholy, psychedelic folk balladry born from an inward exploration of mind and soul during the forced exile of a pandemic lockdown. There is no sense of electrifying invention here, merely a songwriter practicing catharsis by perfecting his craft…
An Ode To Soft Landings
A meditation on the elementary ethereal sounds of hazy drones, lush reverbs, delicate synths and guitar loops. A journey into memory and nostalgia, where most of our experiences remain inside us as fragmented echoes. Mysterious and melancholy slow-swelling strings. Submarine tones, subtle and frail. A peaceful and patient bath of sound in which to immerse…
My Mothers Star
My Mother’s Star is a channel by which O’Reilly has processed memories of his late parent with impressionistic ambient pieces. Eight absorbing tracks where, he says, “the energy and warmth of her love would shine through the sounds I was generating like the sun through a gap in the clouds”
Tá Go Maith, Rónán Ó Snodaigh and Myles O’Reilly
In a spur of the moment decision during a Pandemic lockdown, Rónán Ó Snodaigh and Myles O’Reilly filled a car with instruments and decamped to a cottage in the remote east of Ireland. In the ethereal sound grown to characterise Myles minimal ambient projects, Rónán found a nest to lay some new lyrics and musical ideas. Two weeks later their critically acclaimed album ‘Tá Go Maith’ was born.
Cabin Lights Off
Myles writes of this critically acclaimed long haul flight themed album, “I miss that feeling of tearing through the air, thousands of feet above ground, snug behind a few panes of plexiglass, looking out at a sun setting above the clouds, dipping behind this giant space rock, made all the more present with a long and windy drone in my ears. Doesn’t really matter how I travel, there’s no better soundtrack than minimal ambient for staring out a window into the middle distance..”
Tall as Houses
A collection of cinematic ambient soundscapes taken from various film projects directed by Myles O’Reilly from 2016 – 2020
988 is a remix of Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, a musical composition for harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach, slowed down x10… and fed through a eurorack modular synthesizer.
Sri Lanka Dreaming
A journey to four districts of Sri Lanka, a tropical island in the Indian Ocean. Comprised of sympathetic ambient moods set to field recordings.