This is less a review and more a notification. Sleeping At Last (aka Ryan O’ Neil) has amassed quite a large body of work in a limited amount of time, and in that time constructed some of the most beautiful and soothing melodies I’ve ever heard. With The Spring he blends the old with the new, peppering in tracks from his expansive Atlas catalogue, fusing them together with songs built for the short film. The result is a 28 minute dream, and one that doesn’t have to end considering his restless output of new music.
The short was made by charity: water, an organization dedicated to supplying clean water to everyone on the planet. Learn more about it on his website, which includes a link to the film and a way to get involved. Just CLICK HERE!
He is currently working on Atlas: Year 2, an album that's sure to be as comforting as it is expansive. With each release he continues to explore the complexities of life, whether it be intricate and sweeping instrumentals, or poetic musings on the meaning of things both certain and uncertain (both themes present on The Spring; "Atlantic," and "Saturn").