Gorgeous and delicate, this solo recording by Patrick Phelan invites you into a world of quiet introspection; you'll be well rewarded for your attention. Much like Phelan's other bands, South and Drunk, much care is given to instrumental arrangement, and, also like those two other bands, the result is absolutely beautiful.
Acoustic guitars, vibraphone, touches of violin and cornet, are all wonderfully orchestrated and provide the perfect setting for Phelan's breathy and gentle voice. The music is so delicately arranged in fact, that at times it seems in danger of evaporating; but while these songs are sparsely textured, they're also substantial. THE SONGS OF PATRICK PHELAN is both intimate and lovely.