Marc O' Reilly - The Wayward Shepard -
‘The best Irish release in the last 5 years 12/12 ‘ - 2UIBestow
‘Captivating, 9/10′ - The Last Mix Tape
‘Borders on being a work of genius’ - FATEA Magazine
‘Album of the Week’ - Dan Hegarty (2fm)
‘Utterly brilliant’ - Paul McLoone (Today FM)
‘Spectacular talent’ - Jamie Cullum (BBC Radio 2)
5***** - Rootstime
4**** - The Irish Times
4**** - Written in Music
Cry Monster Cry -
“Rhythm Of Dawn” is an album of transition, both artistically and thematically. The cyclical theme of the record marks the journey from night to day. Birds feature as a running theme throughout, stitched like a seam into the fabric of the record. There is an apparent tension between beautiful melodic harmonies and heavier darker undertones present in the lyrics and sounds that make up the work.
The album was recorded at Studio 2, Malahide with established collaborator Keith Lawless (The Fallen EP) and was mixed by Abbey Road veteran engineer Guy Massey (The Beatles, Ed Sheeran, Manic Street Preachers).
The brothers also took time to experiment with different sounds. Traditional folk instruments such as banjos, mandolins and acoustic guitars meet swirling subtle synthesizers, punchy electric guitars, hypnotic African percussion and chamber orchestras to create a feeling of a timeless journey through night and day.