Irish folk singer Sorcha Richardson and New Jersey duo Fortunate Ones have showed us the fruit of their New York-based labours in two lovely tracks ‘Coast’ and ‘Central Park’ and this week they released the five-track Cocoon Bloom EP for a nice free download. You can donate too.

‘Central Park’ and ‘Coast’ have already showed the trio are working in an electronic disco world with some rap verses and of the previously unreleased tracks – ‘Daymare’ is more direct electronic guitar pop, ‘Coyote’ works a more upbeat angle and ‘Alaska’ has a more indie-pop vibe.

Richardson remains in control throughout the release, hers is a voice that is suitable for all these sounds – pleasing and distinctive. She still sounds young but her adept handling of harmonies and memorable melodies ties the whole thing together.

Posted on February 4th, 2014

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Just in time for the end of the year, the 44th Nialler9 podcast features great tracks that didn’t make my top 50 albums or top 100 songs list that deserved a bit more love. 14 tracks and 70 minutes in total with me babbling in between. Enjoy.

Podcast #44 Track list

  1. !!! – ‘Slyd’ – Thriller (Warp)
  2. Roosevelt – ‘Montreal’ – EP (Greco-Roman)
  3. Con Vos – ‘Central Park’  – Cocoon Bloom EP
  4. James Holden – ‘Renata’ – The Inheritors (Border Community)
  5. Wave Racer – ‘Rock U Tonite’
  6. Jessy Lanza – ‘Keep Moving’ – Pull My Hair Back (Hyperdub)
  7. Glasser – ‘Keam’s Theme’ – Interiors (Matador)
  8. DJ Koze – ‘My Plans’ feat. Matthew Dear – Amygdala (Pampa)
  9. Lapalux – ‘Guuurl’ – Nostalchic (Brainfeeder)
  10. Forest Swords – ‘Thor’s Stone’ – Engravings (Tri Angle)
  11. Chance The Rapper – ‘Cocoa Butter Kisses’ – Acid Rap mixtape
  12. John Wizards – ‘Lukasa By NightJohn Wizards (Planet Mu)
  13. Wampire – ‘The Hearse’ – Curiosity – (Polyvinyl)
  14. MONEY – ‘So Long (God Is Dead’) – The Shadow of Heaven (Bella Union)

MP3: Nialler9 Podcast #44

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Posted on December 24th, 2013

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Irish singer Sorcha Richardson and New Jersey duo Fortunate Ones’ rap/electro-pop project CON VOS gave us the sprightly funk of ‘Central Park’ in October. There’s an EP on the way called Cocoon Bloom early next year and judging by the two tracks so far, the trio are offering something a bit different from the norm.

‘Coast’ features ’80s-style electronic production As the group are New York-based, Fortunate Ones add a rap verse to the track’s breakdown and Sorcha’s ever-growing talent as a singer is evident. Richardson really is suited to these kinds of productions.

Posted on December 3rd, 2013

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The 30 tracks that made the month of music awesome in a Soundcloud playlist with links to where you can find the track.

The 30 tracks:

  1. James Vincent McMorrow – ‘Cavalier’
  2. Chromeo – ‘Sexy Socialite’
  3. Nadia Ksaiba – ‘Virtual Lover’
  4. Ali Love – ‘Another’
  5. Wave Racer – ‘Rock U Tonite’
  6. Polica – ‘Chain My Name’
  7. Kelela – ‘Guns ‘n’ Synths’ 
  8. Lorde – ‘Royals’
  9. Squarehead – ‘2025’
  10. Arcade Fire – ‘We Exist’
  11. The Juan Maclean – ‘Feel Like Movin’ 
  12. Darkside – ‘Paper Trails’
  13. Lasertom – ‘All The Time’
  14. Spies – ‘November Sun’
  15. Wiley – ‘And Again’
  16. Movement – ‘Us’
  17. Contour – ‘Change Your Ways’ (feat. Anna Doran)
  18. CON VOS – ‘Central Park’
  19. Ensemble Eriu – ‘3 College Square’
  20. Daniel Avery – ‘Drone Logic’
  21. Tiger & Woods – ‘Bash At Jacks’
  22. Gilligan Moss – ‘Choreograph’
  23. Ménage à Trois – ‘White Noise’
  24. Gentry – ‘Not Like Me’
  25. Lxury – ‘Jaws’
  26. Dioscó Na mBó – ‘Brassanova’
  27. We Cut Corners – ‘YKK’
  28. Danny Brown – ‘Dope Song’
  29. Emakousma – ‘Can’t Reach The Pedals’
  30. Mark Pritchard – ’1 2 3 4′ feat. Ragga Twins

Posted on November 6th, 2013

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Folk singer Sorcha Richardson has proved her talents on acoustic instruments (see last week’s Last Train EP) but with new project Con VOS, the New York-based Irish musician is delving more into electro dancefloor pop grooves on the first track ‘Central Park’ from the project’s forthcoming five-track Cocoon Bloom EP.

The track has a ‘Around The World’-esque Daft Punk robo-bassline, with treated handclaps and a rap by Genetics, one half of New Jersey hip-hop duo Fortunate Ones who is also on production duties and along with his partner make up the group along with Sorcha.

The video is by Matt Baron.

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Posted on October 10th, 2013

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