Their music is a fusion of jazz, traditional Irish, and impressionistic chamber music, mostly written by the group's members. In most pieces, the celtic influences are subtle, with some traditional tunes standing out. The overall impression is of graceful, polished playing and a mellow, but not stagnant atmosphere, occasionally almost Enya-esque. For a choice of album, apart from Nightnoise, which I haven't heard, there's not a great deal between them, but if pressed I'd probably pick The Parting Tide or the current release, Shadow of Time.
The group is based in Portland, Oregon and regularly tour in the US (check the listings for current schedule info). They also are featured in the Windham Hill Records Web site, including sound samples for "Night in that Land" (from Shadow of Time) and "The Cricket's Wicket" (from Nightnoise).
1984 Nightnoise WD 1031 1987 Something Of Time WD 1057 1988 At The End Of The Evening WD 1076 1990 The Parting Tide WD 1097 1992 Nightnoise: A Windham Hill Retrospective 01934 11111-2 1993 Shadow of Time 01934 11130-2 1995 A different Shore 01934 11166-2The retrospective contains a mix of tracks from the first four albums and the track "Nollaig" from the album "A Winter's Solstice" (WD 1045, 1985).
has most Nightnoise albums for sale online at a pretty good price, as well as extensive sound samples in
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