Over the past year, we have been treated to a breath-taking plethora of ambient music works by Dublin-based musician, filmmaker, and director Myles O’Reilly, under the moniker [Indistinct Chatter].
He will release his third ambient LP ‘My Mother’s Star’ on March 23rd, 2021.
‘Your Excitement’ is the first taster which is officially out today, Monday 22nd February, marking Myles’ mother’s birthday.
Speaking about the new project, Myles says: “Due to the pandemic lockdown measures of January 2021 I found myself in the studio again. The process of making myself create a new sound every day was a routine that was key to nurturing my mental health and well-being at that time. I did a lot of experimenting with generative modular patches, looking to create happy accidents.
Increasingly through the process, there would form thoughts and memories of my mother. Inside the notes, scales, and sounds, her presence became ever more pronounced. I would then start each day with a meditation on her and begin creating sounds informed by the feelings that surfaced.
During the lockdown, some days were uninspiring and revealed nothing to me at all, but it was the practice of trying that always meant I was closer to hitting on something positive. A total of 8 times the energy and warmth of her love would shine through the sounds I was generating like a gap in the clouds, and it’s those moments that have resulted in the upcoming album, ‘My Mother’s Star’.
Today on my mother’s birthday, I share the video for ‘Your Excitement’. While recording the album in January’s lockdown, I did a lot of walking around Dublin city centre listening to mixes. The one track that resonated most heavily with that eerie sense of empty Dublin streets was this.”
‘Your Excitement’ soundtracks Myles’ short film ‘Essential Services’, in which he casts a lens on essential service retail outlets open in Dublin’s city centre, during the strict level 5 pandemic lockdown of January 2021.
The video was filmed entirely on his phone over a few evenings in between the hours of 4pm and 6pm, at a time the inner city would normally be experiencing a throng of rush-hour traffic.
As part of the official St. Patrick’s Festival, 12-17 March, Filmmaker and musician Myles O’Reilly will perform an ambient film score live to footage of the Sheriff Street Flats, spanning several decades from the 1950s to when they were demolished in the late 1990s. Details: https://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/events/indistinct-chatter-the-sheriff-street-flats
Also as part of St. Patrick’s Festival, Myles joins a line-up of some of the country’s finest trad players for ‘Barróg Lá Féile Pádraig’, pre-recorded at the legendary Whelan’s venue in Dublin. Myles joins Rónán Ó Snodaigh, better known for his singing with the group Kíla. The pair recently released their debut single together Tá’n t’Ádh Liom.
‘My Mother’s Star’ LP by [Indistinct Chatter] will be out on all digital platforms March 23rd 2021.
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