LAIR / The Department of Energy

February 1, 2020 § Leave a comment

I’m honoured to be part of this mix tape celebrating Imbolc, created by The Department of Energy

The first release from The Department of Energy is inspired by the tributaries and tribulations of Cork’s Lee Valley. This Landscape Mixtape contains potcheen anecdotes, airborne survey planes, archive material, drowned houses, hard ambience, alluvial oak woods, unidentified flying objects, a lost mp3, a broken wav, 1980’s radio, 2020 visions, fast eddies, sloe meanders, preliminary research, semi-state bodies, statements of intent, folklore, feathered friends and the knowledge of salmon.

In the 1950’s the ESB flooded parts of the Lee Valley, when they built two hydroelectric dams to power Cork city. Gerry O’Riordan’s memories of this event (interviewed by Dr Richard Scriven for his Cork Is The Lee podcast) form part of the mixtape, alongside layers of local field recordings made by the Department of Energy over the past 12 months and extracts from some 39 year old cassettes. Have you ever noticed how a fast flowing stream sounds like environmental tape hiss?

Recently resurfaced tracks by DOE members (Mercury.mp3 & Borderland.wav) sit next to newer arrangements by Local Gods, all counterpointed by two fathoms-deep meditations from LAIR“⁠

The Department of Energy was inspired by a GAA pitch, a white quartz standing stone, an electrical station and a stream. That was February last year and since then we’ve made recordings, taken photographs and just sat and listened, all over the Lee Valley.

That raw material has been shaped into a Landscape Mixtape for your listening pleasure. It will be publicly streaming this Saturday – Brigid’s day. We’ll have our first physical release on the first of May. And something to mark every Celtic festival thereafter.”

Laura LAIR / Adam Perry / Collaboration Series / 1

January 10, 2020 § Leave a comment

This is the first in a series of collaborations for 2020 with the wonderful artist and human Adam Perry.

Those who are familiar with my work, may know we have collaborated before. We found we, and our process of connecting to the realms beyond, resonate with each other and so have decided to do a series of one minute pieces throughout the year. Our first piece goes up in tandem with the moon going full at 7.21pm on the 10th here in Ireland and 6.21am on the 11th in his home of Melbourne Australia.

From Adam: “I did a world reading and was shown an Egyptian pyramid and then present day efforts to resurrect the light body of a soul into the body of a deceased human. In this image the warm goddess Isis, accompanied by many souls, is drawn to our successes at immortality in a top secret bunker.” From Laura: “I tuned in to the pictures of a reading Adam did and allowed the sounds to pour through. From my perspective, Isis came forth wanting to be heard.”

You can find us on Instagram @lauralairmusic and @adamperryart

Laura LAIR / Andrea Maxine Frade / Earth Meditation

October 29, 2019 § Leave a comment

My Samhain offering to you this year is a meditation I created with Andrea Maxine Frade.

It is downloadable so you can listen offline, and both Andrea and I hope you find it a supportive tool in connecting to the Autumnal element of Earth.

If you would like to read more about Samhain: https://resoundingpower.com/2019/10/29/samhain/

LAIR / I Hurt So I Cry

September 13, 2019 § Leave a comment

A Full Moon offering going up on Bandcamp tonight: “I Hurt So I Cry”

It’s an intense moon tonight as we approach Autumnal Equinox in the North.

Like the trees letting go of leaves, we are feeling the drive to let go of all that no longer resonates. This drive can feel really intense at the moment and perhaps you feel slightly wistful to extremely sad…

Fear not: all is ok. YOU are ok.

Feel your sadness, own the pain… We hurt, so we cry.

I made the mini-vid with some of the footage super-talented Sharon Phelan shot for my Invoke video. Check out her instagram @soundsweep

LAIR / Adam Perry / Collaboration

April 14, 2019 § 2 Comments

I am a huge fan of the beautiful and inspiring work Adam Perry brings to the world and so was truly honoured that he asked me to provide the music to accompany this stunning artwork.

In his own words-

“A group of Lightworker Elders participate in a Full Moon Ceremony with their Guides. This was a collaborative project to share untold information about the Moon from the Divine. I channeled the imagery, Yasmin [ http://www.yasminboland.com/ and https://www.moonology.com/ ] chose the image to be made into an artwork, the artwork was made and animated and I was guided to ask Laura to provide the music.”

A huge thank you to Adam for the opportunity to express this beautiful lunar energy that he and Yasmin tapped into.

You can check out Adam’s work: http://www.adamperryart.com/

You can follow him on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/adamperryart/

LAIR / Below / Out April 5th

March 22, 2019 § Leave a comment

https://lauralair.bandcamp.com/

LAIR / Creatrix / Mix for Zenevloed

January 15, 2019 § Leave a comment

From chaos, she creates

Thought becomes flesh and bone

She carries you, births you, holds you safe

Through the world of form.

‘Though you slight, slander and abuse

Still she stands with you

Creatrix, Mother, Blessed one

Creator, Woman, muse.

https://zenevloed.nl/music/podcasts/lair-presents-creatrix/

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