Slow Loris are set to release a Ships Leaving, a split album from At Last An Atlas & Paul O’Reilly.
Ships Leaving is a split record by Greg O’Brien (At last an Atlas) and Paul O’Reilly. The album is released on Dublin based independent label Slow Loris. It is an album of two halves.
The first half of the record is by At last an atlas. At last an atlas is the music of Greg O’Brien, who is also one half of Dublin band “The Hollows”. He uses organs, live electronics, samplers, nylon string guitar, vocals, noises and field recordings to create warm, dreamy sounding electronic songs.
The second half of the record is by Paul O’Reilly. Paul O’Reilly released his first album ‘First Thing in the Morning’ in Ireland on Volta Sounds in September 2001 and in the UK/Europe on Loose Music in Apr 2002 to much critical acclaim. At the end of 2002 O’Reilly released a limited run of a handmade EPs. In 2006 he released a split 7 inch single with now defunct Dublin band (retards). Paul has continued writing and recording over the years, it is at this point, however, that O’Reilly is most satisfied with music he is producing. Ships Leaving marks a full return to music, for O’Reilly, which has been eagerly anticipated since 2001’s debut album.
The album comes in beautifully designed packaging by Stumptown printers, with illustration by Greg O’Brien. Stumptown Printers is a worker owned cooperative print shop based in Portland, Oregon. They print using letterpress and offset printing techniques. Their Printing methods emphasise environmental responsibility by using vegetable based inks, alcohol free dampening systems and low impact press room chemicals.
A couple of MP3s from the album are available at http://www.thumped.com/news/mp3/paul-o-reilly-last-days-in-a-city.html and http://www.thumped.com/news/mp3/at-last-an-atlas-eimear-hush.html
At Last An Atlas & Paul O’Reilly will play a number of launch shows for ships leaving through out Ireland. At present there are dates for Dublin and Galway announced.
2nd of April, Anseo – Camden Street, Dublin. Doors: 8:30 – Admission €5
3rd of April, Road Records Instore (acoustic set) – Fade street, Dublin – Begins at 5.30.
4th of April, Roisin Dubh (upstairs), Galway. Doors 8:30 – Admission €5
In Dublin the album will be made available exclusively through Road Records for the first week of it’s release (3rd – 10th of April).
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