Umbra returns to Dublin to launch their Debut album ‘West’. “West” is inspired by Chris Guilfoyle’s solo journey along the entire west coast of the United States and Canada. The compositions try to evoke the various emotions Chris was going through while taking this trip from joy and excitement to loneliness and fear. Each members individual strengths are showcased in the compositions while at the same time blending masterfully into a cohesive and recognisable group sound. Drummer Matt Jacobson and bassist Barry Donohue lay down wonderfully elastic grooves, while the contrasting horns of soprano Chris Engel and tenor Sam Comerford make the most of the explosive front line in the company of Chris Guilfoyle’s intricate guitar playing.
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