An accomplished collection of Friday night jams part deux.
Dunk Murphy’s regular Friday night musical experiments made at home saw the light of the internet when he released Friday Syndrome Volume 1 last year. Murphy’s disciplined approach to music making by making some special weekly time to do so has resulted in a further collection of music compiled as Volume 2 and it’s possibly… Read more »
Posted on December 2nd, 2013
A jumbo-sized old-fashioned dance debut from the UK producer.
The debut album from London’s Daniel Avery is delightfully out-of-step with what’s going on in the world of electronic music. You’ll find no twisted R&B, no house vocal samples, no rap source material, no drops, no trap and no jazz sounds. Drone Logic is beautifully old-fashioned in execution: straight-up synths with house/techno beats of the… Read more »
Posted on November 21st, 2013
An instrumental album of atmospherics through guitar and piano from the Monaghan man.
Expressive instrumental guitar melodies, fingerplucked treated string notes, ambient waves of noise, piano chords lumbering into minimal arrangements and terse dispositions. Those are the kinds of things to expect from Island, the debut album from illustrator Barry Quinn. The Monaghan man’s music is less about creating a beautiful noise (though there is much of that… Read more »
Posted on November 18th, 2013
Analogue-made electronica with a human edge.
Neil O’Connor’s fourth album as Somadrone feels like his most complete body of work yet. Analogue instruments run through The First Wave’s veins, marking its presence felt with vintage synthesizers that feature on every track, percussion programmed on drum machines and arrangements that are awash with technical nuance and ability of a musician who has… Read more »
Posted on November 14th, 2013
Bobby, Dorian Concept, Georgia Anne Muldrow, James Pants, SCNTST, Obey City and more provide the exclusive cuts.
Mamiko Motto of NTS has put together a compilation called Amada for All City. Featuring some great underground music from Bobby, Dorian Concept, Georgia Anne Muldrow, James Pants, SCNTST, Obey City and seven other artists, it’s a superb collection of music drawn from the world of electronic, hip-hop and soul. There’s Obey City’s ambient-funk opener,… Read more »
Posted on November 13th, 2013
A meticulous debut solo album from Jeff Martin.
As a member of Halfset, Jeff Martin is no stranger to intricately constructed arrangements. It’s a knowledge that he uses on his own new project Ghost Maps and the project’s debut full-length The Ocean From The River. Halfset was instrumental music and Ghost Maps takes a similar rich arrangements of guitar, synths, strings, piano and… Read more »
Posted on November 12th, 2013
A beautifully distilled album brimming with the Cavan lady's personality and colloquialisms.
Listen to songs from Lisa O’Neill’s 2009 debut long player Has an Album (there’s one, there’s another) and you can hear just how far the singer-songwriter has come on second album Same Cloth Not. The first album was characterised by whimsical cute folk songs conveyed by an idiosyncratic voice that was an acquired taste, the… Read more »
Posted on November 8th, 2013
A stunning EP from one of the best new artists to emerge from Northern Ireland.
Katharine Philippa is one of the most interesting new artists to appear from Northern Ireland in the last few years. Witness her performance of ‘Broken to Be Rebuilt’ in St. Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast for example. Recordings were scant til now but her new EP, also titled the Broken to be Rebuilt EP should help… Read more »
Posted on November 7th, 2013
An eight-track collection from the Belfast label featuring Ryan Vail, Ghosts and Unknown.
The Belfast label Champion Sound has only been around a year but in that short time it has established itself as label at the forefront of new electronic music in Ireland with releases from Unknown, Ghosts and Ryan Vail in that time, all of which have been featured here before. They’ve collated some of the… Read more »
Posted on November 6th, 2013