- 17 Apr 20
The Sei’s new track is a full 17 minute ambient / meditation piece, their new EP is expected next week.
The Sei’s new music is perfectly fitting for the times we are in, especially given that the second most searched term on Google right now is meditation.
Originally emerging as Dublin-based band OCHO, The Sei have built up a formidable reputation on the back of ambient compositions 'Metroma' and 'Sentient', as well as an unforgettable collaboration with Daithí, 'In My Darkest Moments'.
Last month, The Sei teamed up to present The River at the Project Arts Centre – a large-scale dance piece performed by 20 women from Sheriff Street and Ballybough.
Following on from their debut singles Metroma (soon to be featured on BBC/Hulu TV Series: Normal People), the Irish / Swedish duo Stace Gill and Maria Nilsson Waller have announced their next release: an EP of six tracks entitled ‘Lumen’.
Gill says of the EP: "Maria and I are building entire worlds together through sound and movement and finding ways to invite people in with us.”
This soundtrack will be accompanied by a series of films made by Gill. The EP closes with a meditation track: ‘Asteroid’. This inspired the final soundtrack for The River and is the first single to be released today.
Gill concludes by saying: “This collaboration rooted in music and dance has been a space of healing for us and everyone who has danced with us so far. The EP is the cocoon that held us all together, sharing it now feels like the right thing to do during this time of international isolation and social distancing,” she continues: “I don’t want to distract, our attention is precious, focus is powerful, and claiming it has never been so urgent in this age of distraction.
"Lumen is an invite for listeners to turn themselves in with us and leaves room for the listener to access their own imagination, we hope a valuable contribution and sharing during this online content boom.”
Watch a snippet of their new track 'Asteroid' below.