This month sees Ciaran McAuley release his debut long-player. After a dozen years as a recording artist and five since he became a standalone operator, he's released ‘Permission To Exhale’ on Black Hole Recordings.
The completion of a first artist album is an epochal moment in every producer’s career, and one that marks the conclusion of a long list of artistic, stylistic and collaborative choices.
For Ciaran, that’s meant working alongside an individual cohort of co-writers. Among them are Hollywood composer Jeff Rona, motivational speaker Eddie Pinero, singer-songwriters like Lisa Gerrard, Audrey Gallagher, Clara Yates and Hannah Brine, as well as likeminded producers including Roger Shah and Paul Denton.
All this has allowed him to arrive with something that is possibly once intrinsic and box-fresh.