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Review: An Ode To Soft Landings, Folk Radio UK

https://www.folkradio.co.uk/2022/10/myles-oreilly-her-first-crios-an-ode-to-soft-landings/ Earlier this year, Myles O’Reilly released Cocooning Heart, which Thomas Blake described as a singularly fulfilling album. As he noted in his review – Sometimes art floats close to the surface of real life. It isn’t always comfortable, and it must take a certain amount of courage to create. Having previously released a minimal ambient series of long players…

Review: Cocooning Heart, Folk Radio UK.

https://www.folkradio.co.uk/2022/07/myles-oreilly-cocooning-heart-2/ There is something self-deprecating about Myles O’Reilly that belies the power and emotional reach of his music. Talking about his latest album, he has stated that he’s not trying to reinvent anything, ‘just write a good, simple song.’ Well, the songs on Cocooning Heart are certainly good. In some senses, they are simple too – lightly psychedelic, sometimes…

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About Me

Myles O’Reilly is a minimal ambient musician, folk singer and music documentarian from Ireland.

“My obsession with the minimal ambient genre first began when I started to create ambient drones in my music documentaries to lead the audience in and out of music performances. A drone might begin as a barely audible hum to preempt a song, and in the same key, trail out after each song ends, resonating behind landscapes and the natural audio in my footage. Once I began to compose even longer pieces to sit under the dialogue of interviews, I realised I was unintentionally creating a collection of ambient songs”

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