LAIR / Mary Leo / Music Video / The Brvtalist Premiere

July 7, 2021 § Leave a comment

I am so happy to share this stunning video created by the super-talented Mary Leo for the title track from my newest EP ‘I Hurt So I Cry’ which premieres today on The Brvtalist

“The Brvtalist is pleased to premiere a new video from LAIR. Following her 2017 self-titled debut EP, releases on Urban Legend and Rhod Records as well as collaborative projects in the visual arts and dance she returns to Eotrax to release I Hurt So I Cry this summer. Building off her previous efforts, we return to LAIR’s dark, meditative, ambient world. Where ethereal vocals meet immersive soundscapes, plunging the listener into a new realm where darkness meets light and nothing is quite as it seems.

Today we are thrilled to host this stunning video Directed by Mary Leo, which is the perfect visualization of LAIR’s haunting work. The EP is out now on cassette and digital. Get yours at: https://eotrax.bandcamp.com/album/i-hurt-so-i-cry

-JRS”

Out Today / LAIR / I Hurt So I Cry EP

June 29, 2021 § Leave a comment

My newest EP is out today on Eotrax

Know the dark and light are one
There is no denying pain

Look at the unseen
Listen to the unheard
Love the life undone

We hurt so we cry, so hope may spring

LAIR returns to Eotrax with a new 4-track EP.

Following her 2017 self-titled debut EP, releases on Urban Legend and Rhod Records as well as collaborative projects in the visual arts and dance she returns to Eotrax to release I Hurt So I Cry this summer. 

Created using elements of sound healing and sacred sound I Hurt So I Cry can be engaged with from a purely musical perspective or listeners can take advantage of its sound healing qualities and use this EP as an active sound bath- active in that the listener intentionally uses the music to support them in going within and releasing, resting and restoring their body, nervous system and heart.

As with all LAIR’s work, the music is composed using only her voice with one exception, a sampled cello in the EPs first track Foreshadow. This brooding opener inhabits the dark ambient world we’ve come to expect of her music but as the EP unfolds ethereal vocal lines mix with her darker sound and a new, lighter sound world is revealed. 

In the artist’s words:

“A shadow falls across our lives, we hurt so we cry, the feeling starts to shift and from that shift hope can spring.”

Both intimate and expansive, the tracks create a feeling of existing outside time. LAIR’s profound connection to nature can be felt through all the tracks – at times in a deep cavern, at times moving through an elvish forest and at times in an Otherworld.

Released on June 29th on red cassette & digital with artwork and design by Goldmoth Media. Mastered by Dominic at Declared Sound.

LAIR / Deimos / Urban Legend Records

April 21, 2021 § Leave a comment

Very happy to announce my track Badb is featured on the Deimos EP out on vinyl on the Barcelona-based label Urban Legend Records.

The A side is the title track by Wará with a remix of his track by Sam KDC. And my track Badb is on the B side with a remix from NX1.

In Greek mythology, Deimos is the personification of fear and panic in battles, and twin brother of Phobos who represented fear. Together, they accompanied the god of war in every fight. Two dark and perhaps not very pleasant characters but perfect to represent the series that would be completed with this EP and with which Urban Legend starts a new cycle with more strength than ever.

It’s taken 6 years for Phobos to meet Deimos musically. We believe that it couldn’t have been a more representative moment of what we needed to express due to the uncertainty and confusion we are living. With this work, we explore the somber feelings and existential conflicts that take hold of us in these difficult times, sometimes in contrast with the need for struggle and survival.

Four enfolding tracks by LAIR and Wará, full of shadows and dark voices, will take you on an inner journey to the deepest within you, represented this time by the powerful remixes full of demonic rhythms and underworld atmospheres of Sam KDC and NX1 who, together with the twin brothers, will accompany other terrible demons in their eagerness to drive you mad and, why not, to save you.

UL006 Limited series of 50 handmade vinyls with artwork by Carlos Gonzalez Boy and design by Cannibalismstudio

Vinyl cutting at CUT CUT CUT studios

Laura LAIR / Imbolc 2021 / Cyclic Self

February 1, 2021 § Leave a comment

Out now on the Cyclic Self Bandcamp 🙏

My track ‘Breo’, created as a standalone fragment of this piece, is also out today on the DOE’s ‘Lee Lines’ mixtape: https://thedepartmentofenergy.bandcamp.com/

“The third release from The Department of Energy celebrates the real and imagined links, connections, alignments and energies shared by a raft of artists working within and without the rural, the riparian and the gothic. It is a Landscape Mixtape containing strangers, islands, friends, family, Brigid, crossings, legends, language, peaks, valleys, engines, forecasts, dunes, cures, tombs, blooms, recollections and incantations.”

The launch of which can be heard here 🔥

Laura LAIR / Breo / Imbolc 2021

January 31, 2021 § Leave a comment

Laura LAIR / Summer Solstice

June 20, 2020 § Leave a comment

Wishing you a beautiful summer solstice 💚

Laura LAIR / Toward Light / Out Now

April 30, 2020 § Leave a comment

https://lauralair.bandcamp.com/track/toward-light

“Sink into the sound

And move toward light”

You may have noticed my tracks often have silence at the beginning and/or end of them. This is intentional- the silences are just as much a part of the piece as the ‘noise’ 🙏

Laura LAIR / Toward Light /Out April 30th

April 21, 2020 § Leave a comment

https://lauralair.bandcamp.com/

Sink into the sound

And move toward light

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 / Eomac Remix

June 18, 2019 § Leave a comment

I’m very happy to be featured alongside the wonderful artists listed below on this album of remixes of Eomac’s Reconnect.

“Eomac’s ‘Reconnect’ gets the remix treatment by eight different artists from various fields of contemporary electronic music.

Featuring deranged re-synthesis by recent PAN artist Errorsmith, noisy punk-electro from Raster’s Kyoka, a drum and voice workout from Irish producer LAIR, polyrhythmic algorave from Tokyo courtesy of Renick Bell, broody experimental techno from rising star Nene H, next level reggaeton movements from Editions Mego affiliate Okkre, lush ambient from newcomer Dylan Henner and a VIP from Eomac himself.

This is a diverse and varied collection that not only works as a remix package but as a complete listen in itself. An album made independently from different strands, linked by the singualr source material, that comes together as a cohesive whole.”

The stunning artwork is by the SUPER talented artist Jazz Szu-Ying Chen.

Here’s a clip of my contribution to the project:

The album is available to buy now on the Eotrax Bandcamp.

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