Senseless acts of beauty

by Paul O'Hara

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A third stream folk instrumental, partly recorded at the HQ of folk – Cecil Sharp House - played on acoustic instruments with very sparse effects but plenty of beautiful accidents that might recall early 20th century french music (Satie, Debussy, …), Brian Eno’s Obscure collection and aspects of the post-rock scene. Will appeal to fans of Tape, Mountains, , Mark Hollis ,Nick Drake, and some of the folk-infused music from the ’70s…”

Reviews for Senseless acts of beauty.
“One of the most ear catching albums of the year” –BBC Late Junction show

“ Sounds like chamber music, played by gangsters, mixed by minimalists” –Priceminster.

“Duritti column on the piano. Perfect modern day living room music.”
–Vital weekly.

“A wonderful record recalling the Post rock elegance of Rachel Grimes”
- The Wire

“Played like a cat lying in the sun, one of my favourite records “ –

Sufficiently, electronics is not used, with just musical instrument sound extracts the good quality part of 20 century musics and as for their abilities which are shown, says suitable ones does not obtain. With saying even when, not to become top-heavy, as for the sound which enters to the heart of the person smoothly and is refined, it works intellectually as BGM of the workplace where, it holds also the popularity where the kind of item which can be used sufficiently is good.


released October 23, 2012

Paul O'Hara - Wurlitzer piano, Acoustic piano, Acoustic and electric guitars, Flutes, written and produced by.
Stephen Harrison - Double bass
David Barbenel- Cello
Cover painting - Susie Brown



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Paul O'Hara UK

Paul O’Hara, born Burnley, England. Played in the original wave of northern post rock, before moving to London, fronting lounge lizards style groups till the mid 90’s. Further years of Psych Jazz (Trance-mission), Improv (Celeste), and minimal, all leave traces through an acoustic filter running into senseless instrumental tracks. ... more

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