mmoths

Mmoths has been rightly, taking his time on the production of his long playing debut which will come out early next year. In the meantime, realising it was quite a while since we heard anything from the Mmoths camp, he posted a new track called Santos on Soundcloud yesterday. It’s a dark tune weighed down… Read more »

Posted on August 7th, 2014

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kiasmos

Icelandic neo-classical composer Ólafur Arnalds has returned to his Kiasmos, his electronic project with Janus Rasmussen. The pair will release their debut self-titled LP in late October on Erased Tapes. The album, made in Reykjavík, was recorded “using acoustic instruments next to a variety of synthesisers, drum machines and tape delays”. Live drumming, a string… Read more »

Posted on August 6th, 2014

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Painter

With her first track ‘Station’, the 17 year-old Liverpudlian Holly Fletcher aka Låpsley sounded like a musician with aspirations far more refined than her peers. That eerie balladry is also heard on the affecting followup ‘Painter (Valentine)’, a joint-single released together with ‘Station’ and on Itunes now. The video is directly by her similarly-talented and… Read more »

Posted on July 17th, 2014

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The last we heard of the former singer of Golden Silvers, Gwilym Gold, he had utlitised a new format for music playback called Bronze for his Tender Metal album which subtly changed the arrangements of the songs for each listen. He’s back with a new single out now called ‘Muscle’, like the release’s artwork, it’s… Read more »

Posted on July 15th, 2014

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salthill

23 year-old Irish beat and soundtrack producer Revin Goff, from Galway has been posting songs on Soundcloud for about a year now. They range from the synth-waving clipping track of ‘Genocide City Zone’, the experimental beats of ‘Rain Shrine’, the distorted bedroom hip-hop beats of ‘Endgame’ and the electro-rock of ‘Harlots’. Clearly, there are influences… Read more »

Posted on July 9th, 2014

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unknwn

UNKNWN gave us the floating electronic track ‘BBY’ as a preview of their upcoming Devil/BBY release on Champion Sound Recordings. Now, the flipside, ‘Devil’ has arrived and Chris Hanna and Gemma Dunleavy’s new track is a shuffling atmospheric garage-house groover with some rising piano and dub-style synth stabs underpinning Dunleavy’s impressive lead vocal. The track… Read more »

Posted on June 11th, 2014

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The Dublin Guitar Quartet  (1)

The Dublin Guitar Quartet have been transcribing Philip Glass compositions for a number of years, and recording their Philip Glass’ string quartets for probably longer than they expected. The process of recording, the quartet’s Brian Bolger says, was hampered by “serious Fitzcarraldo vibes”. Launch gigs were cancelled, preamps were lost en route between countries, babies… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2014

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I’ve never quite been sure what to make of JJ, the Swedish duo whose entire operation seemed to be a semi-ironic draggy take on black music from a European angle. They’ve made some bewildering musical choices and lots of it, in the past, hasn’t been for me. There are always glimmers there though as if… Read more »

Posted on May 29th, 2014

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DJ

Waterford musician and songwriter Deaf Joe’s debut Burrowings showcased an abstracted folk sound. For the followup, From The Heights Of A Dream, out now on Delphi, Deaf Joe moves further into abstraction. Across 35-minutes and 9 tracks, the songs are exploratory with many leaving the impression of an artist trying out new ideas with almost-neoclassical… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2014

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