Ultan Conlon 'Songs of Love So Cruel' - DarkSideOut

This is the second release from Galway based musician Ultan Conlon. The songs are self-penned and recorded across Ireland and England, using a number of musicians, with Eoin McCann and Colin Elliott assisting on production. The sound is excellent across the various arrangements, with pleasant melodies that weave around stories of love and personal relationships; how to endure and survive the giddy ride of it all.

A Place of Sanctuary is a track that jumps out and Lonely Avenue also jumps out at the listener. The rest of the recording is played at a more laid back pace with nice guitar layering and pleasant vocals. Penultimate song The River Flows & the Woods Creep is particularly interesting with a fine vocal duet between Ultan and Sabrina Dinan.