in the Ocean, the debut album from Irish musician and composer
Ed Dunne transports the listener to that mellow state that its
title suggests, through Dunne's melodic blend of acoustic guitar,
bass, percussion, traditional Irish instruments and vocals.
have called Ed Dunne's music a challenge to classify but a
delight to experience. And indeed, the six instrumental
and three vocal tracks on Sleeping in the Ocean are a unique
fusion of folk, jazz and ambient music that defies pigeon-holing.
Call it World Music--there's a distinct Irish influence--but
it's not the Chieftains. Ambient? Sure, but it won't
put you to sleep. You are invited to listen and decide for
grew up in Dublin where he studied classical guitar while at
the same time playing traditional Irish music in local sessions.
It was the beginning of a musical journey and a somewhat nomadic
lifestyle which would take Dunne to Paris, where his distinctive
compositions took shape, and to Cologne, Germany--where Dunne
was joined by acclaimed musicians Marius Goldhammer (bass)
and Roland Peil (percussion) for the recording of Sleeping
in the Ocean. The album was later mixed and digitally mastered
in New York City.
Dunne lives in New York where he composes music for films and
TV commercials. Ed is currently working on a new album
Tales from an Acoustic Guitar, which will be released late