Boomkat Product Review:
"Hiraeth is the fourth album from Olan Mill. The work of composer and instrumentalist Alex Smalley and following on from 2012’s much acclaimed 'Home', Olan Mill has been compared to the likes of Richard Skelton, Maurice Jarre and Vangelis. Where 'Home' sought to essay the life-affirming, worldly joy of travel, 'Hiraeth' is a movingly yearning work for a lost sense of place. A Welsh word with no direct translation in English, ‘Hiraeth’ is defined as homesickness for a home to which you cannot return. This is a beautiful meditation on nature irretrievably lost over time and as The Liminal wrote on Home: “Smalley can rightly be added to the list of successful composers who’ve managed to not only be inspired by nature, but accurately communicate it as well” ..."