Thirteen tracks: Elegy for the Past, The Absence of You, Lost Letters, Soma Dreams, Between Us and the Dying Starlight, We Danced Under a Broken Sky, Toward the Sun, Last Time We Spoke, Atlas, Someplace, All Who Remain, April and 1982. With a lucid and lugubrious, but also calm and placid serenity, the overall style of the artist is gracefully organic, splendorous and beautiful, definitely beyond the constellations of an ordinary musical twilight. With harmonies that integrates thoughts and emotions into a singular universe of profoundly humane sensibility, the music of Rhian Sheehan is a marvelous experience for the sensitivity of our nature, as propitiates to the listener the opportunity to undergone a delicate journey throughout the vastness of its own perceptions, to discover a little more about the personal galaxies that sleeps inside the empty abscesses of humankind’s omniscient collective dreams.
With a light, but horizontal musicality that sleeps inside the painful road of memories, the sound of this fabulous work is gentile and soft, and invites the listener to stay in a corner of eternity that is simple, familiar and friendly. Without exacerbated or majestic ambitions, the style derives its sensibility from the most pure desires of the human nature, converting into sound the vicissitudes of its translucent and sincere aspirations, that fragrantly exposes on the nudity of its harmonies the most fragile elements of its densely poetic qualities.
Sidelined to a ghostly atmosphere, there is a warm that comes closer to the soul, as the album slowly and warmly progresses. Deciphering the enigmas of exhausted empty days – but understanding the gratitude necessary for the human mind to redeem itself –, Rhian Sheehan seeks beyond the salutary reverences of the sound its inherent value, to elaborate a symphony where everything can converge to an everlasting love, as the vital components of his music breaths, searching vividly for life, and interacts with the ardent splendor of an infinite day of happiness, that will never fade away. This revolves gently in the mind, and perpetuates a cycle of sonorous resignation, where everything is destined to be assimilated into an everlasting state of rapture, after days lost in a tornado of increasing anxiety.
A beautiful music that oversees its own paradigm, sometimes reluctant, sometimes peaceful and silent, A Quiet Divide is definitely a marvelous and instigating album. With a peculiar and dense atmosphere, Rhian Sheehan gives life to a somewhat stagnant style, and transforms the most placid aspects of its latent dormancy in a serene, vigorous and glorious dream, that will agitate the sensibilities of your existence for all the days to come.