Eastern Passages might last for a relatively short time of 30+ minutes but the impression of calm it inspires sustains for far longer than its running time.

The debut mini album from Drogheda musician and composer Breifne Holohan, Eastern Passages is a minimal album consisting of four tracks featuring a palette of cascading electric guitar and electroacoustic string arrangements. Relying on overlapping, arpeggiated notes; the music travels slowly and calmly, impressing the listener with the same qualities.

Holohan, a member of the Irish Composers’ Collective and the Collaborative Artists Company as well as a graduate of Dundalk Institute of Technology with a B.A. in Applied Music, doesn’t burden the songs with too much instrumentation, allowing the songs to breathe and focus in and out naturally.

The album is available on Bandcamp.

Posted on July 22nd, 2015