A unique contemporary sound inspired by Irish and Nordic music traditions.
Slow Moving Clouds are a unique contemporary acoustic band based in Dublin, Ireland. They combine roots in Nordic and Irish traditional music with minimalist and experimental influences to create a sound unlike anything you’ve heard before.
On their 2016 debut album Os, Slow Moving Clouds blend traditional and contemporary melodies, evocative Nordic vocals, and layered string soundscapes of cello, violin and nyckelharpa. The lush and darkly atmospheric results have drawn comparisons to Icelandic minimalist pop legends Sigur Ros and Irish traditional supergroup The Gloaming. Os has been hailed in the press as ‘rich, intriguing and accomplished’ Jim Carroll (The Irish Times); and ‘intriguing folk/trad of the highest order’ Tony Clayton-Lea (The Irish Times / Cara).
Slow Moving Clouds are:
Aki (nyckelharpa, vocals), a Dublin-based Finnish musician and artist who works in media ranging from film to visual art to music production and performance.
Danny Diamond (fiddle, strohviol) an Irish fiddle player who combines deep roots in the Irish tradition with an open mind for other influences.
Kevin Murphy (cello, vocals) a pioneering Irish cellist and multi-instrumentalist with a background in experimental acoustic music.