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A Map Of Where The Leaves Fall First

by David Colohan

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'Consisting of one long track split into two parts this beautiful and haunting album is a study in folk minimalism, the sound of Phillip Glass or Steve Reich if they were Wyrd Folk artists, the music repetitive and slowly changing as it moves forward. Aptly titled “Song of the Silver River Gorge pt 1” has a droning elemental feel as David adds textures through the use of Harmonium, Clarinet, Mandocello, Mandola, Viola and Violin, whilst the voice of Sophie Copper provides the icing on a delightful slice of sonic cake. This is music for dreaming, for visions, each listener will find their own personal landscape to explore whilst getting consumed by the sounds created, the mood melancholic and peaceful, the moment timeless.

Having been completely captivated by shimmering beauty of part 1, I am really happy to report that “Song of the Silver River Gorge pt 2” takes that shimmering beauty and amplifies it by stripping it down, instruments taken back to Harmonium, Viola and Trombone (played by Sophie Cooper) with the voice of Alison O'Donnell adding extra depth as the piece moves further into minimalist territory, taking a more rhythmic approach, instrument stuttering and pulsing with repetitive intent, the spirit of Koyaanisqatsi never far away, the music becoming more energetic than its languid partner.

Easy to love, difficult to write about, lets just say that this is another essential release from David Colohan, a man who manages to create quality music with ease, or so it seems, and we should be thankful for that.' Simon Lewis www.terrascope.co.uk

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released March 5, 2021

SONG OF THE SILVER RIVER GORGE I

David Colohan : clarinet, harmonium, mandocello, mandola, viola, violin

Sophie Cooper : voice

SONG OF THE SILVER RIVER GORGE II

David Colohan : harmonium, viola

Sophie Cooper : trombone, voice

Alison O'Donnell : voice

Recorded in Ballymahon, Dublin & Todmorden.

Dedicated to the memory of Lawrence Ferlinghetti (March 24, 1919 – February 22, 2021)

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'An eerie loveliness that should really be soundtracking a Werner Herzog film; indeed Popol Vuh’s work provides a useful reference point as, similar to Vuh, the music herein is almost religious in its solemnity and grace.' The Active Listener

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