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The Thousand Year Old Boy

by Roger Doyle

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Jewel case with 4 page inlay card. Designed by Ciarán Byrne. Released on the Silverdoor label.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Thousand Year Old Boy via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    2 bonus tracks not on CD at the end. Tracks 9 and 13 are free (or a 'name your price') downloads.
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Temwani 01:53
Nadé 08:23
Gyassa 06:37
Gandharva 05:05
Apsara 07:44
Lungtree 04:39


Explorations in imagined world musics - past, present and future.
Composition, software instruments and production: Roger Doyle ℗ and © PRS/MCPS 2011/13.

'He’s tricky enough to pin down, is Roger Doyle. Long regarded as Ireland’s premier electronic music pioneer, Doyle has skirted along various paths yet always seems to remain rooted to his inspirations if not his influences. The Thousand Year Old Boy , explained as “explorations in imagined world musics – past and present and future”, will no doubt be viewed by some as yet another diversion into yet another bout of experimentation. But stick with it and it unfolds like a red carpet snapped out in slow motion. Using intuitive guest vocalists (Ahmad Alkaran on Nadé and Gandharva , Gavin Jones on the title track, and Olesya Zdorovetska on Olesya and Temwani Sleeps ) pushes further the sense of Doyle’s engagement with multiculturalism, as well as his largely unheralded knack of riding the curve of avant-garde(ish) tastes and managing to stay on'. (Irish Times - May 2013)


released February 18, 2013

Ahmad Alkaran sings on tracks 2 and 5 (and on bonus tracks 13-14) and his transformed voice appears on tracks 3, 6, and 8.
Gavin Jones is the boy soprano on track 4, together with Nick Roth on Turkish Mey and soprano saxophone.
Olesya Zdorovetska sings and whispers on tracks 9 and 12.
I am grateful to all for their collaborations.
The title of track 11 comes from a line in the poem Strange Grass by Katherine Duffy; used by permission.
Design: Ciarán Byrne.
A Silverdoor release SIDO 014. Recorded at Rabbit And Costelloe's.
Total time: 67 minutes (CD), 73'30 (download).
Tracks can be downloaded at CD quality and have been uploaded from original masters.



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Roger Doyle Ireland

Roger Doyle – composer, keyboardist and producer of own music, in concert and in the studio. Likes to work on large projects and to collaborate with others. Works with a multiplicity of musical languages and evolving technologies.

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