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  • Summary: This is the second full-length release for the Irish music group that includes Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), Dennis Cahill, Martin Hayes, Iarla Ó Lionáird, and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh.
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  1. Apr 27, 2016
    82
    A small percentage of individuals may find The Gloaming’s music obscure due to the lack of English lyrics. However, if you’re a fan of this type of work and are into discovering art from different places in the world, you should definitely join the party.
  2. Apr 27, 2016
    80
    An exquisite album from a virtuoso band.
  3. Apr 27, 2016
    80
    The Gloaming is different because it gets at the lovely essence of the Irish tradition without sentimentality or dumbing down--and also isn’t afraid to make it modern.
  4. Mojo
    Apr 27, 2016
    80
    An album of dark beauty and unnerving enchantment. [May 2016, p.93]
  5. Apr 29, 2016
    80
    Twelve top-class tracks also feature Chicago-born guitarist Dennis Cahill.
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  1. Aug 29, 2016
    8
    "2" is a glorious follow up to The Gloaming's mesmerizing eponymous debut. It is a direct continuation of what came before and as a result may"2" is a glorious follow up to The Gloaming's mesmerizing eponymous debut. It is a direct continuation of what came before and as a result may not have the surprise factor or the uniqueness that helped their debut album stand out so much from the crowd. On the other hand, I think the material is actually stronger this time round, the Irish jigs and reel intricately woven into the somber piano work creating a piece of music that is a true thing of beauty. You may or may not be able to understand the language in which the songs are delivered but like Sigur Ros, this adds to the impact of the songs, triggering different parts of your listening muscles than usual. Like their debut "2" fuses the new world and the old Celtic world but this time round the result is a creation of a new, alternate world. Beauty in the form of sound. Expand