Afro Celt Sound System singer previews solo album here

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One of contemporary music’s most ambitious singers and recording artists, Iarla has been part of the multi-million selling and Grammy-nominated Afro Celt Sound System as well as collaborating with Peter Gabriel and releasing solo albums.

We are very excited to be previewing Foxlight, his third solo album on Society of Sound. Talking about the making of this album, O’Lionáird describes mixing the album at Real World:

“There’s a sort of dark magic to mixing – foreground shifts and it’s all very subjective but at the same time you know when it’s right and if you’re lucky you know when there’s enough done.”

His producer and collaborator Leo Abraham told us how he recorded Iarla:
” One of the things in art that I am really interested in is ambiguity and for me there was a lot of ambiguity in working with Iarla because I didn’t understand what he was singing about!  But nevertheless he is capable of communicating so much without using text that the majority of his listeners can understand…but it’s a thing that can be obscured by too much production or too many mysterious sounds. ”

You can read the full interview here

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