One of Ireland’s most productive/creative singer’s Aidan Casserly
(singer with both Empire State Human and The Garland Cult) is pleased
to announce the release of his 2nd solo album “The naming of Blue” on
Ninthwave Records. (**ignore incorrect album title is it “The naming
of Blue” Grrrrrr 🙁 …. )
It’s being released a mere 16 months after his solo debut album “White Soul”
(released December 2009 and given 4 out of 5 stars from Hot Press!)
and only 9 months after the third album by The Garland Cult “Monster”
(released July 2010).
There’s still no let up for Aidan though, as he is currently recording
the new album with Empire State Human called “The Art”, for a Summer
AIDAN CASSERLY – “THE NAMING OF BLUE” (2011 FOR NEVILLE CASSERLY)
01 CLOAK & DAGGERS: OVERTURE
02 WE’RE NO SINNERS
03 SEPIA YEARS
04 STEAL FOR LOVE
05 BOY SONG (FOR BILLY MACKENZIE)
06 SILENT SONGS
07 RIVER OF SOULS
08 SEBASTIAN AND THE DREAM
10 CASTLES (FEATURING MARTIN WATKINS)
11 CLOAK & DAGGERS: OUTRO
“The naming of Blue” (from a poem title by Cathal Casserly) is the 2nd
solo album from Irish singer/songwriter Aidan Casserly (noted and
respected lead singer from both Empire State Human and The Garland
Released in 2011 on Ninthwave Records, “The naming of Blue” is
especially dedicated to Aidan’s dear brother Neville who passed away
in Oct 2010, after a long and brave battle with throat cancer and who
is sorely missed by all his family and friends.
This is the follow up to “White Soul” (2009) and whereas “White Soul”
was purely acoustic, “The naming of Blue” mixes orchestral, pop,
ballad, electro, torch song, rock and ambient music elements, to
create an ambitiously moving and emotional collection of personal
songs, but also
songs which really shines and stand out on first listen.
The album features a song called “Castles” co-written with pianist Martin
Watkins, who is famous for his piano and keyboard work with the
legendary Marc Almond.
The album also feature’s Aidan’s touching tribute to the late and
great lead singer of The
Assoicates Billy Mackenzie, with the song “Boy Song (for Billy Mackenzie)”.
Maybe this is the album Aidan was born to record afterall ….. and
with over 200+ Aidan Casserly related tracks currently now on iTunes
since 2002 alone (Empire State Human, The Garland Cult & Figaro), that’s
quite a musical journey indeed.
Here’s a simple promo video to a song from the album “Steal for Love”
which many feel has ‘a hit single’ written all over it.
To keep up to date on all Aidan Casserly related video’s
check out the channel www.youtube.com/aidancasserly
94 video’s now up, with more to follow from his back catelogue.
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential
is invisible to the eye.”
– from The Little Prince by by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Orchestral – Billy Mackenzie inspired – pop vocal – piano ballad –
Martin Watkins featuring – Dusty Springfield inspired – electro –
synthpop – Empire State Human – The Garland Cult – Aidan Casserly –
“The naming of Blue”
– Neville Casserly dedicated – rock – ambient synth – choral – subtle
dance music – filmic music – melancholic songs – dark songs