Album stream: Seán Mac Erlaine – A Slender Song


Released via Ergodos on lovely orange vinyl on Friday coming, Dublin-based experimental multi-instrumentalist, composer and music producer Seán Mac Erlaine is streaming A Slender Song, an oft-hypnotic ten-track release comprised of entirely improvised live noise.

Speaking of the recording and improvisational impetus behind the release, Mac Erlaine told us, “All these tracks were recorded in performance. And all the performances were entirely improvised, so I guess it’s an album of improvisations from gigs around Ireland over the last four years. I did spend a good bit of time editing, mixing and producing these into something which hopefully sounds like an album – I feel records and performances are pretty different disciplines. At the heart of these improvisations is the interaction between the instrument and live electronics, designed to respond and re-shape the instrumental line.”

A Slender Song is launched at the Little Museum of Dublin on Wednesday, November 26.

Stream it in full over on Nialler9.

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