Long After The Music Is Gone is the debut solo album from Dublin-based woodwind instrumentalist and composer Seán Mac Erlaine. It's an album of extraordinary ambience, rich with Mac Erlaine's distinctive supple reed work and subtle electronics. With each track Mac Erlaine seems to channel the atmosphere of a space or vista, immersing us.
Conceived and recorded in rural Leitrim, Long After The Music Is Gone stands as a meditation on Irish landscape, dipping into the chants of Medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingen and the work of Irish philosopher John O'Donoghue. It's all in the blood of this record, assimilated into a language of rare elegance and originality.
Available now on vinyl, compact disk and digital formats and online direct from Ergodos.ie
An extraordinary solo recording... consistently one of the most interesting and adventurous musicians of his generation. **** - The Irish Times.
A marvelous balance between expression and a desire to push the instruments over the edge…"
- Bernard Clarke, Nova, Lyric FM.
An impressively exploratory work...refreshing and vibrant - Thumped.com
Curiously lovely tunes... I want to hear everything that Seán Mac Erlaine’s ever done. Compliments don’t get much bigger. - Hot Press.