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Me Auld Flower Releases Second Album ‘The Vaults of Consciousness, Vol. II’

November 30, 2021

Galway songwriter Me Auld Flower releases his second album ‘The Vaults of Consciousness, Vol. II’ on 26th November.

Like many others, the first lockdown of 2020 changed Me Auld Flower’s plans for the year. He decided to bunker down in his remote Connemara cottage and create an album with just the equipment and instruments he had to hand. The songs feature guitars, banjo, bass, mandolin, piano, synthesiser and percussion.

The album was completed in the second half of 2020 and he spent the first half of 2021 filming footage to accompany the nine songs in rural Connemara and Galway City, the first three of which are available on Youtube.

Challenging himself to write, produce and perform the entirety of the album himself, ‘The Vaults of Consciousness, Vol. II’ is nine songs of lyrical imagery, incident, and rich sonic texture.

On its contrast to his debut album, The Vaults of Consciousness, Vol. I,  he says:

“Volume II was a completely different experience to the first. While I didn’t have the expertise of a band of amazing musicians, I found working to my own schedule really liberating, and experimenting with an array of different instruments allowed me to pull the sounds out of my mind and into the record, exactly as I imagined them.”

“Making the videos for these songs was a labour of love. It took an inordinate amount of time but it allowed me to be present in these magical spaces in a way I had never really been before. I was getting up at four in the morning for sunrises, and tracking the light throughout the day as it dipped behind clouds and mountains. It was about more than just the camera I was carrying. It was a joy to spend that time getting to know this land more intimately, particularly as there were very few people around due to the lockdown.”

“It was like having Disneyland to myself. I felt blessed to be living in a place with such splendour and solitude on my doorstep.”

The Vaults of Consciousness, Vol. II will be released on Bandcamp on 26th November.

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