was a founder-member of the Irish indie
. In the 1990s he formed The High Llamas
and released a number of highly acclaimed albums showing influences as diverse as The Beach Boys
, Ennio Morricone
, Antonio Carlos Jobim
and avant-garde electronica. He has also collaborated extensively with Stereolab
. O'hagan has collaborated with Jean Pierre Muller on Musical Painting projects. "A musical painting is a freestanding painting which houses a looped musical composition within". "Waterloo to Waterloo" debuted in 2002, with "Musical Wheel" following in 2008.
There is also a journalist also named Sean O'Hagan who frequently writes about British and Irish pop music. The journalist has also contributed to the Guardian, interviewing such musicians as Tom Waits. In an internet chat session promoting the High Llamas's album "Buzzle Bee," the musician O'Hagan confirmed the name confusion and added, "This has plagued me for years."