Dublin-born viola player Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh is a member of Cian Nugent & The Cosmos and Woven Skull, and has also performed with Circuit des Yeux, Josephine Foster and David Lacey. Sofia Records recently released a split tape featuring Swiss Barns, her duo with Jorge Boehringer. Oreing is her solo debut, featuring four unhurried but vividly focused improvisations displaying an assured style that seems to encompass Irish trad, Appalachian music, raga, noise, and the drone of Tony Conrad.
Traditional sounds essentially from Laura once again, but as ever, her record and approach delivers a truly unique orginality and extreme listenability. Piercing instrumentation and an almost spellbinding feel envelops the whole project. Gavin Hellyer
The sophomore solo effort from Hiss Golden Messenger bassist Scott Hirsch offers a fresh batch of songs that kick back to classic country, tempered with a satisfying dose of psychedelia. Bandcamp Album of the Day Dec 7, 2018