'Ships Leaving' is a split cd release by At Last an Atlas (Greg O'Brent) and Paul O' Reilly who are two singer songwriters from Ireland. First up i'm admiring the classy Stumptown printers cd design and packaging! Beautiful recycled hard card offset printed in posi-vegan inks, nice. At last an Atlas stumps up five tracks of ambient pop beauty. Predominantly organ an drum machine based compositions are accompanied by fragile vocal melodies of drunken wrongness padded out with noise and field recorded sounds. The drum machines sound amazing and i'm a getting a Thee more shallow vibe mixed with a little early Mogwai. Warm and fuzzy stuff. Paul O' Reilly writes calming acoustic folk songs with the simple ingredients of a single nylon string guitar and singular vocal. There's something immediately inviting about Paul o' Reilly's compositions that reminds me of Jose Gonzalez and Appendix out. Very tranquil, warm songs of regrets and love's lost. An excellent little split yo!
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