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Myles O’Reilly [Indistinct Chatter] Announces New Ambient Album & Shares First Song & Video ‘Her First Crios’

October 26, 2022

Following on from ‘Cabin Lights Off’ (2020) and ‘My Mother’s Star’ (2021), ‘An Ode To Soft Landings’ (2022) is a third instalment in Myles O’Reilly’s [Indistinct Chatter] minimal ambient series of long players. A meditation on the elementary ethereal sound of hazy drones, lush reverb, delicate synth and guitar loops. A journey into memory and nostalgia, where most of our experiences remain inside us as fragmented echoes. Mysterious and melancholy slow-swelling strings. Submarine tones, subtle and frail.

As the title suggests ‘An Ode To Soft Landings’ is just that, a peaceful and patient bath of sound in which to immerse and wind down. The album is due for release November 8th and the first taster is out now, with an accompanying film, also by Myles.

VIDEO ‘Her First Crios’

Explaining the video and song, Myles says:

“A ‘Crios’, pronounced ‘Kriss’ is a type of hand woven waist belt that was commonly worn in Ireland for many thousands of years. Sadly during British occupation they were banned, and the tradition died out. Each Irish family would have had their own unique pattern. Knowledge of how to weave the family Crios would have been handed down from generation to generation.

Christmas 2021 for my wife Aideen and I was bit rough. We both had Covid. Thankfully my present to Aideen was a small weaving loom. She had only recently joined The Liberties Weavers, a local organisation dedicated to reviving some of inner city Dublin’s old weaving traditions. Where we live in Dublin 8 was for hundreds of years was the weaving mecca of the country. It’s here that Aideen learned of the Crios and how to make one.

This film is a document of how we spend a lot of our days at home. I’m making music upstairs and Aideen is weaving downstairs. The cats look on. It details the exact process we both go through in practising our new found crafts.

The song I’m playing titled ‘Her First Crios’ is the current ambient manifestation of a song ‘The Most Colourful Thread In The Loom’ from the album I released earlier this year. It is what the tune has evolved in to now. The emotions from that song, dedicated to Aideen and her weaving, put under the microscope. A deeper and totally instrumental dive in to those feelings, moulded from the same intentions.”

‘Her First Crios’ is the first single to be released from Myles’ upcoming LP in his [Indistinct Chatter] series of ambient albums, titled ‘An Ode To Soft Landings’, the album will be released on November 8th.

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