I had tunes in my head that had to be got out.
It started with adolescent angst, continued via loss and heartbreak, and is now a bit more focused on social observation. I am making more and more instrumental music as well, which I really enjoy.
I have enjoyed collaborating in the past but my current lifestyle-- which involves a lot of work and family commitments-- makes solitary recording the only option for me right now. One day I would like to work with others again-- I miss being challenged and surprised by other musicians. I'm not sure I have a dream collaborator-- what matters is the musical communication.
Getting a recording set-up together on a very tight budget has been a challenge, but you make do and these days it's more feasible than ever. Carving out consistent time to work on music is my greatest challenge right now. I have mountains of ideas and not enough time to hone them.
It makes me happy when others-- especially random people from distant places-- enjoy it, but making a recording I'm proud of is my main aim.
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My Bloody Valentine
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Martha and the Vandellas
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All songs written, performed, and recorded by Ornaith O'Dowd at home in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
All tracks written, performed, and recorded by Ornaith O'Dowd in New York and South Carolina between 2010 and 2012. Some rights reserved. See ornaithodowd.blogspot.com for more.