Mood Music Vol. 1, 2006​-​2013

by Neil Burns

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This is a 'best of', that is, 'most of' compilation of ambient/atmospheric chamber music I have made over the past 8 years or so, culled from a variety of sources, including 'Neil Burns' albums, stray instrumentals from Comrade Hat releases, as well as previously unreleased material from a film soundtrack (Things that Came After) , and a live recording, all remastered for this release.
The albums these came from are mostly available for streaming or download on this page.


released January 12, 2014

All music and words composed by Neil Burns, except:
'The Path that Goes On', which is by Neil Burns and Rohan Armstrong.
'The Great White Osprey', music by Neil Burns, words by Paul J. Fox.

All performed, arranged and produced by Neil Burns, except:

'The Lie of the Land' features additional production by Paul J. Fox.
'The Great White Osprey' features Lorna McLaughlin and Siobhan Shiels on vocals & Rohan Armstrong on double bass.
'Bluebells Ringing' is a live recording featuring Darragh Morgan (violin), Mary Dullea (piano), recorded in the University of Ulster in 2006.

'The Path that Goes On' is from Follow the Dawn, by Comrade Hat.

'The Lie of the Land' is from 'Traces'.

'Things that Came After 1 & 2' are from the soundtrack to a short film of the same name by Susanne Stich and are previously unreleased.
Watch a trailer here:

'The Great White Osprey' and 'Tip of the Iceberg' are from 'On Thin Ice'.

'Glenshane Pass in Snow' is from the 'Guiding Star' EP by Comrade Hat.

'Ferryquay Gate to Foyle Street' is from 'Walls of Sound'.

'Bluebells Ringing' is a previously unreleased live recording.



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Neil Burns Downpatrick, UK

Neil Burns is a composer based in Derry & Down, N. Ireland. His work navigates the cracks between impressionism, minimalism, ambient and contemporary classical, with hints of jazz, and pop culture debris.

He also writes odd pop/jazz/folk songs with Comrade Hat and, more occasionally, electronica as Withneil and I.
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Track Name: The Lie of the Land
I know the lie of the land/There's no truth where I stand.
Track Name: The Great White Osprey
Where is the light/To show us the way?/A prayer to the skies/The great white osprey/