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The Gloaming

19 Jan 2014 | Format: MP3

£7.49 (VAT included if applicable)
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 19 Jan 2014
  • Label: Real World Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2013 Proper Music Distribution Ltd.
  • Total Length: 59:51
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00GNJSNFQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,424 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Gazza Pocket on 2 Mar 2014
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I often struggle to fully embrace the idea of 'folk' music. Recently, a friend and I were discussing the idea of a piece of music in that general genre that could really surprise and unexpectedly capture our imaginations...and as if by magic, he presented this extraordinary piece of work. I often struggle to describe the nature of this to people who have never heard it...it seems to beautifully refuse to fit into any particular musical pigeon hole. All I know is that it is pure joy...breathtakingly crafted and refined to an unimaginable level (the piano playing particularly melts me every time). As an English language speaker, I particularly love that the songs are sung in Irish- for me, it offers an otherworldliness.

I'm completely ensnared by this...and it may take quite some time to escape!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Rhona Stevens on 25 Feb 2014
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lots of reviews out there for this album …..My review is that Martin Hayes in particular is a genius . The music is often hypnotic .Simple tunes are built up with layers and layers of textures and tones ….They are amazing live …musicians at the top of their craft.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By UoE on 24 April 2014
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It’s all been said before, the Gloaming are both part of an old Irish tradition and and at the same time bringing it to new byways. There are stunning renditions based on haunting sean-nós songs to free improvisations that skirt and link with world jazz, they are making new music that is evocative of old traditions and themes. They will seriously translate across many boundaries and cultures. They will make you contemplate and think.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 Jan 2014
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Oh the joys of the internet and to discovering new music. Some useful instructions for you to follow-

1. Take a sharp detour today to the "First Listen" section of the New Public Radio website where this album is streaming in its entirety.
2. Pull out your best pair of headphones
3. Listen in awe and wonder

The Gloaming are virtuoso musicians comprising Iarla Ó Lionaird, the legendary fiddler Martin Hayes, violinist Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, plus American guitarist Dennis Cahill and, perhaps surprisingly, pianist Thomas Bartlett (a.k.a. Doveman). This is in effect an Irish folk supergroup with a strong American tinge. Bartlett who produces has worked with artists like the National, Anthony and the Johnson's and Rufus Wainwright. The unusual make up of the band nevertheless belies a musical empathy that brings them together like a compressed tube of Loctite superglue. Add to this that many of the songs are expertly delivered full of soul and feeling by Iarla Ó Lionaird in the Sean-nós tradition which is a highly ornamented style of vocal in the beautiful language of Gaelic. It this album was a sick of rock it would have the word "distinctive" running through it. The music literally soars and you clumsily fumble for the right words to describe it. Listen to the instrumental "Allistrum's March" and try not to be blown away by the wonders of its raw authenticity and sublime melody. The same applies to the plaintive "Hunting the Squirrel" which tugs at your heart. As for the 16 minute "Opening Set" this is a tour de force comprising musical alchemy ranging from traditional singing and lightning paced jigs to a hint of Keith Jarrett style piano jazz.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Philip C Cunliffe on 16 Jun 2014
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This is a very special album and one it would be hard to imagine getting tired of. The musicianship of all these wonderful artists is quite exceptional; the feel and atmosphere created is almost totally unique; and the experience of listening to it can only be described as highly spiritual. I know this sounds like it should be in Pseuds Corner but believe me, this album cannot fail to touch you. If this hour of musical perfection doesn't move you, nothing will.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By pwb on 21 Jan 2014
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I do not care what your musical tastes are. You must listen to this. Undoubtedly Irish but more. These five guys are stars in their own right but together the have raised the bar for Irish music. The singing is in Irish but do not for a moment let that put you off. Whatever you are doing you will stop and listen to this. I do not write reviews often but I felt that I had to say something about this album. Irish, yes, but almost classical. You will come away from this feeling sad but exhilerated. Simply magnificent.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mrs g oneill on 16 Feb 2014
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received this on valentines day.all i can say is this album is superbly crafted by musicians at the top of their field... favourites are "the old bush" and "opening set", although each track in itself is a masterpiece.Can whole heartedly recommend this unique collaboration.Buy it, relax and prepare to be both beguiled and bewitched.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. J. Sharp on 21 May 2014
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I picked this up in my local Oxfam for £1.99 - a unused promo copy - and my family and I have been hooked since. There are some songs that just disallow definition - yes there are fidles, pianos, gaelic (I assume) singing and a few bits of jigs..... but this also touches on undefianble beauty. If you liked the theme the to the Nordic thriller - the Bridge - give track three a listen, if you love atmospheric Eno meets James Yorkston delight - try track 2.
It is a fully complete album that even my 12 year son is constantly streaming on spotify as he revises. Give it a listen, I am sure most will fine it opens their perspectives to something new. Also try the new Juana Molina LP - equally outside the mainstream.

Only question I have is when will the vinyl be released?
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