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A Slen­der Song ★★★★


Dubliner Seán Mac Erlaine is an ex­plorer at the fron­tiers of sound, a fear­less and gen­er­ous ex­per­i­menter who in­ter­ro­gates his in­stru­ments for all their sonorous pos­si­bil­i­ties. A Slen­der

Song is a col­lec­tion of solo per­for­mances recorded over the past few years, and lis­ten­ing to it, one can but envy the au­di­ences who wit­nessed them. In per­for­mance, Mac Erlaine is an ab­sorb­ing spec­ta­cle, cre­at­ing sound beds with per­cus­sion and elec­tron­ics, to be over­laid with flute, sax­o­phone and bass clar­inet, build­ing into vast and lim­it­less sound­scapes. Shorn of the visual, his mu­sic takes on an even more mys­te­ri­ous aura, cre­at­ing an ut­terly orig­i­nal sonic space where free jazz and frag­ments of Ir­ish trad are em­braced by low hums and elec­tronic ab­strac­tion. sean­mac­er­laine.com

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