Cormac O Caoimh
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Cormac O Caoimh

Cork, Munster, Ireland | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | SELF

Cork, Munster, Ireland | SELF
Established on Jan, 2007
Band Alternative Acoustic


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"Acoustic Gems from the Cork singer-songwriter"

"Acoustic Gems from the Cork singer-songwriter. Each song superglues to the memory " **** Mojo Magazine

There is no link to this (or many of the other high profile reviews like The Sunday Times, The Independent, Hot Press) but you can read them all and there are links to loads of others here: - Mojo Magazine - Feb 2015 (David Bowie on the cover)

"For fans of Nick Drake this perhaps is a modern addition to the collection."

His warm and delicate guitar combines to make an enthralling and striking third solo album. His words speak a little louder to match the photography of William Crowley whose images accompany each track in the album's booklet. Each track twists through your mind pulling at your emotions as you listen, taking you this way and that through the various narrative layers. Each, sometimes abstract, photograph encompasses the track with a subtle tint of awe and the unknown.

There is a tone to Cormac's voice that has the ability to make you feel like you know him, as though you are listening to a familiar friend describe a place or event. His vocals convey a feeling of ease as if you are being read a story whilst sat in a comfy rocking chair, however there is a deeper transition through songs such as 'Burning Coal' & 'Lay low for a while', which despite the ever warming and inviting vocals have an eerie and murkier exciting quality, offering subtle warning hints to the audience, delving deeper into human cognition.

The title track could almost be a piece by Pink Floyd's lost man Sid Barrett just before he finally lost his way. It is typical of the way the album appears to be playing with one's mind- feeding on memory, thought and emotion- highlighted by the dreamlike starkness of the photographs paired with which the tracks are paired.

This album has an edge of starkness, less apparent on his earlier albums, which magnifies and reveals itself through the album, and is particularly apparent on 'Basement' where the monster of the song is the personification of darker inner thoughts...

For fans of Nick Drake this perhaps is a modern addition to the collection. - Fatea Magazine

"A warm folksy masterpiece"

'The Moon Loses its Memory' is the third solo release from Cormac O'Caoimh, the singer songwriter and classical guitarist from Cork.

As a result, what you get here is a collection of fourteen beautiful songs that veer between folk and indie pop. The CD is packaged as a digipak, with a lyric booklet which both feature some wonderful images courtesy of the photographer William Crowley, whose pictures tend to fit the songs perfectly. For example to the track 'Maze Of Your Heart' the pictures feature a spider's web caught in the sunlight.

The opening track, the above mentioned 'Maze Of Your Heart' is a guitar driven folky composition that slowly works its way into your psyche.The track 'Man Of Sand' is a real tour de force, featuring guitar and violin with a stark arrangement, it is a track that compels you to listen. 'Thirst & Water' is another high point on the album, a warm folksy masterpiece with guitar and vocals standing out in the mix, and featuring Aoife Regan on backing and harmonising vocals. This is a song that will remain with the listener long after it has ended.

Overall, this is an excellent piece of work, in which some of the minimal arrangements work far better for their sparseness. This would be an excellent addition to anyone's CD collection. - WhispernHollerin


Still working on that hot first release.


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