Sean Noonan - Man No Longer Me



Haldern Pop Records

Release: November 10, 2017


On the Haldern Pop label debut release, ‘’Man No Longer Me’’, the Irish born but NYC based rhythmic storyteller Sean Noonan composes and conducts with a pair of drumsticks original multi-stylistic modern jazz-rock music. He sees himself as a modern-day sonic griot (which means storyteller) wandering the globe gathering stories, legends and folklore like a punk-jazz Alan Lomax. The treasures that he finds along the way are filtered through his distinctive vision to become the unpredictable. The far-ranging sounds of Noonan’s wide spectrum music combines the loquacity of an Irish bard, the narrative rhythms of Samuel Backett, the liveliness of a Disney cartoon character and the raw psychicality of a street-smart boxer.


‘’Man No Longer Me’’ is about the transformations of a man who gets tickled by a sunbeam one morning on a mountain top, and who, as the story progresses, wanders and gets lost in a desert and transforms into a coyote. The album is a collection of songs that captures the elusiveness of ever-evolving world music traditions and reorients them through Noonan’s own distinctive lens, fusing his discoveries with influences from harmolodic jazz, bleeding-edge rock, African rhythms, electro funk and avant-garde classical music.




Man Vs Machine

Not I

Pussy Cat’s Gone Wild

Man No Longer Me

He Skarbnik He

Cupid’s Packing Heat

I Am Your Pineapple

Eat My Makeup

Queen Of Kings

Lost In Guenter’s Wald



To me, this album has WAY too many influences. Some styles just do not go together, such as electro funk and classical music. Of course, there could be some exceptions, but ‘’Man No Longer Me’’ is not one of them for me personally. I like the idea behind it though, with the storytelling of legends and folklores, but to me the music is very distracting. The music doesn’t fit to the story I think he is telling me. On the other hand I really appreciate that there are still musicians out there that experiment with styles and influences.


I’d rate ‘’Man No Longer Me’’ by Sean Noonan a 5 out of 10.


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By Tamar