In a slow build to the full release of Album 3, Sense in our brains, we are previewing one or two songs a week here: listen to Apple spies, a lively dig at surveillance and privacy, and Tall windows, a lament for that unattained love.
the album's title track: Sense in our brains on the simple question of saving the world - download for free on reverbnation!
and 26+1, a fun wooing song
Early reviews of Sense in our brains from the blogosphere
Deep, thoughtful music still exists and O’Brien is proving over and over again he is a master of it. Brit Hits
Glitter!! This powerful piece of music vocally challenges societies attitude to building a better, more peaceful world, through intriguing instrumentals and spoken word -we think a lot of powerful people in the world should have this on repeat! Glitter or litter
Booze?! Spice Kraken – on the rocks. What else to complement this hard-hitting statement from none other than Richard Rhys O’Brien? He tackles global issues and opinions through grating instrumentals and pronounced spoken-word. Neck it down ya, and release the Kraken! Booze and reviews
Listen to the first two albums on this website: Anguneau sunset and I know a little place. Both albums are available (digital) from iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon and as CDs from CD Baby and Amazon
What they say on Album 2
It's a dangerous world
- a light hearted look at the dangers of modern life. We really like the sound and some of the lines are really rather funny. sweetbeatsmusic
A fun and fast tempo track about the dangers of the outside world. Be safe out there and enjoy this track as you chowdown on your lunchtime sandwich! snackatrack
Bloggers on Listenin’ to you whistlin’
From Drawn from the roots: Super upbeat track paired with thoughtful lyrics.
From Colour me stunned Richard’s voice is simply divine. Listenin’ to you whistlin’ could almost be described as jazzy with a smooth and capturing sound. Sweet video, very relaxing!
From Booze and reviews Light white wine in the sun. Perfect track for chilling in the garden. Richard's smooth voice is easy listening and emits a musical sunshine.
From Chase this tune…It’s the ultimate easy listening track. Even the video has a lovely calming effect…
“richard rhys o'brien strikes a delicate balance between heart-on-your-sleeve songwriting and playful arrangements that soak in musical direction from the band's various muses. the blues and the tango, the waltz and the lullaby, making an inspired mix of 14 songs of love and modern day life, enhanced by sparkling guitar, pulsating bass and drums, tinkling piano and great lyrics sung with unusual clarity. bruce knapp on guitar, richard sadler on bass, tony shepherd on drums and supporting vocals from callie howard and christine axelle.”
More from the blogosphere
Glitter or litter?
Glitter! An excellent piece of inspirational music that really speaks to the listener. Simple but effective sounds resulting in a very natural feel that echoes the vibe of the song well.
Witness to fitness – the right music for your workout
Perfect for a hike in the great outdoors. A very peaceful sound that would accompany views of a lovely hilly walk in the countryside excellently.
Colour me stunned: new music, slapping you in the face on first listen
It grabs you first time because of the really interesting ambient sounds coupled with the relaxed vibe of the song, in contrast to the very serious lyrical content.
Chase this tune: new tracks for your ears
You should chase this tune because of the strong and important message delivered through some inspiring music.
Booze and reviews: music tips with an extra tipple
Which booze? A pint of stout! A solid drink for solid stand up tune. Reminds you of a well earned drink after and long day’s work. The soft ambient sounds give a very relaxed feel, a great wind down song.