Second Language’s new Library Series continues apace with the release of a new album by Áine O'Dwyer, multi-instrumentalist and singer, best known for her lyrical harp playing on collaborations with Mark Fry and The A. Lords, United Bible Studies, Piano Magic and Richard Moult, among a host of others.
Effectively the follow-up to her 2011 album of improvised organ etudes, Music for Church Cleaners, the vivid, aptly titled Anything bright or startling? is Áine’s first album with vocals. With its glinting, bucolic air, offset by detours into shadowy introspection, and rolling, freeform architecture, the album pitches up close to Nico at her most reflective (The Marble Index might be a partial signpost, as might the transcendent tenor of Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks).
Anything bright or startling? comes as a 9 track CD album in a hardback book-size format designed by Andersen M Studio.
1. Falcon/Egress/Coiled Eyes
3. Albion Awake/Lifeboy
4. Silent O Moyle/Truant Crier
Listen to Falcon from the album here :
Aine plays live throughout the year :
8th June – Café Oto, London (Second Language label night with Colleen and Directorsound)
19th June - The Dentist, Chatsworth Road, London
12th July - The Museum of Modern Art, New York City
27th July, The Avant Festival, Cork, Ireland
23rd - 25th August, Fano free folk festival, the island of Fano, Denmark
2nd November Triskel Arts Center, Ireland
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