the moon loses its memory​/​thirst & water - single

by Cormac O Caoimh

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The final single release from the acclaimed The Moon Loses Its Memory album is a double A-side....yup it makes no sense any more but it's being done anyways. Showcasing the two different sides to the album (the quirky off kilter "moon loses its memory" and the softer haunting "thirst & water") Here is what people had to say about the two songs:

The Moon Loses Its Memory

“Shades of Paddy McAloon or Martin Stephenson in its giddy, charming major seventh melody and brilliant wrongfooting tempo” – We Are Noise

“off-kilter time-signatures and jerky melody, recalls Cork outfit Microdisney at their left-field finest” – Hot Press

“Potent” - Folkwords

“a quirky start-stop affair which is very different and demands attention” –

“has a certain avant garde feel to it with the frequent ralls and complex guitar riffs.” – Independent Music Review

“indie-pop reminiscent of Field Music” – Golden Plec

“could almost be a piece by Pink Floyd's lost man Sid Barrett just before he finally lost his way” – Fatea Magazine

“undeniable explosive nature ..a mastery of Jazz Bossa and Irish folk..take you on a jazzy and poppy ride” – Sphere Music

Thirst & Water

“The song washes over you in waves, and the lyrics have a beautiful melancholic aspect” – Celebrity Café

“poignant” –

“Cormac’s solo guitar pieces really give the song the feeling that we are not just listening to his songs, we are experiencing his story, practically standing by his side watching the story unfold” –

“gorgeously melodic” – Hot Press

“a warm folksy masterpiece with guitar and vocals standing out in the mix, and featuring Aoife Regan on backing and harmonising vocals. This is a song that will remain with the listener long after it has ended” – Whisperin and hollerin

“sweet melody and a haunting chorus” – Independent Music Review

“Reminiscent at times of Martin Stephenson.. a tour de force” – Americana UK

“haunting. Effortlessly charming” – Songwriter Magazine


released February 26, 2016


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Cormac O Caoimh Cork, Ireland

What do…
A honeyed whiskey drink,
A fine cognac on a cold winter’s eve
A warm woolly jumper in muted earthy colours
A colour .. a rich mahogany warm and beautiful
and a water color painting all have in common???
They have all been used in reviews to describe Cormac O Caoimh’s new album

"Beautiful beyond words" - Mutant Space

"There is true magic here" - Folk Words
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Track Name: the moon loses its memory
The Moon Loses Its Memory

All through the night
I grumble at the lack of light
Mumble wrongs, stumble on rights
The Moon loses its Memory

Tall tower of bricks
Some days are built to mend and fix
What the night broke, this isn’t it
The Moon loses its Memory

Time minus time
Don’t match colours of your mind
With numbers or draw between lines
The Moon loses its Memory

And let it lose
And let it lose
And let it lose because you’ll gain
The strength to not dream this again
The Moon has lost its Memory
Track Name: thirst & water
Thirst & water

When only on rosegrows
You still have to choose it
A hungry heart can beat still
Even in hands that feed it

Ive got a match
Your tears and my shoulder
Your hearts growing cold
And mines getting older

It’l l come don’t shun
The sun just succumb to it

Im wearing the coat
U said it would never suit me
I put on weight and stood up straight
To try and make it fit correctly

Ive got a match
My thirst and your water
Your heart’s tight and taut
Mine’s tighter and tauter

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