“Instrumental” lockdown for Doyle Mills’ new album
An instrumental record, painted using a palette of experimental sounds, electronics, jazz influences, guitars, keyboards and inspired by confinement experiments has been released by a talented musician from Omagh.
Entitled “Two Mile Radius”, the vibrant album is the passionate project of multi-instrumentalist Doyle Mills, who is also one of the two lead guitarists for local band Stone Resistance.
Recently released in a well-received set at Boneyard Records, Omagh, Doyle said he was “excited” to see new music emerging.
âI am very happy that my last CD is now available,â he commented. âInfluenced and inspired by recent lockups, it features 13 tracks, covering a range of styles, using programming, electric and acoustic instruments.
“On the album, I play acoustic guitar, slide guitar, bass, keyboards, and percussion, and I’m very grateful to Beth McClenahan who also contributed her fabulous violin to the work.”
Guitar textures are deeply at the heart of “Two Mile Radius”, but the record is also delicately layered with stimulating keyboards and an experimental palette, incorporating blues, jazz influences, as well as the buzz of more modern sounds.
âI hope I can play pieces of it soon,â Doyle said. “And of course, I’ll have a few copies hidden away in my guitar case upon purchaseâ¦ But I’ll keep you posted!”
WITHOUT WORDS – BUT EXPRESSIVE
In 2019, Doyle released an album appropriately titled “Wordless”.
The instrumental music CD was largely an acoustically-based project, steeped in folk nuances and with roots drawn from the classical genre.
“Two Mile Radius” is now on sale from Boneyard Records, and it is hoped that it will be available in other outlets soon. It can also be purchased directly from Doyle Mills.
Posted: 5:36 PM October 13, 2021