Aine Minogue has played Irish harp since childhood and sings primarily in Gaelic, her native tongue. Her songs are mythic laments full of cascading harp and gorgeous string orchestration. MYSTS OF TIME is her third album and occupies much more of a traditional realm than other releases. Minogue's inspired reworking of the Celtic vernacular recall an ancient druid past. "Christe Redemptor" and the mass "Kyrie Eleison, An Ghloir, An Phaidir" both draw on her ability to create lushly layered arrangements, sharing many of the same sounds as Enya. "Anach Cuan"'s ominous cello lines cradle Minogue's shimmering vocals. " "I nGaol De" is a repetitious type of invocation, common to the early monks who saw God in everything, especially in nature. Aine Minogue's voice is enchanting and radiant, making MYSTS OF TIME a transcendent experience.
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