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
Finger-picked guitar and ambient noise lead the way.
Barry Quinn is a Monaghan man, an illustrator and a musician under the name Emakousma who will release his debut album Island on Ian Maleney’s Fallow Field record label. The music of Emakousma isn’t too far away from the likes of Chequerboard, finger-plucked guitars, atmospheric tones and piano are incorporated on the ten tracks of… Read more »
Posted on October 23rd, 2013
Claire Nicole and Peadar Kearney make gentle soothing sounds.
Lyttet is a new project from Kildare musicians Claire Nicole and Peadar Kearney which took root in January of this year. Claire was formerly of the band The Isohels and Peadar has made some brief forays into music under the his own name recently. Peadar moved to Toulouse in 2011 and Claire to Montréal earlier… Read more »
Posted on October 10th, 2013
A brooding, menacing dolorous instrumental and free download.
3epkano are the go to Irish band if you are looking for a group to soundtrack a silent or avant-garde film these days. That’s because the band’s instrumental music is perfectly suited to the space between the noise as well as providing the noise to the picture. Their music is inherently cinematic. The seven-piece have… Read more »
Posted on September 24th, 2013
John Lambert announces his first album in five years.
John Lambert returns to his fruitful Chequerboard project with a new third album, The Unfolding next month. His last album Penny Black, released back in 2008 was a Nialler9 favourite. The Unfolding comes out on Lazybird Records on September 27th and John will mark the release with two gigs on the 27th and 28th in… Read more »
Posted on August 26th, 2013
The best new music/artist picks of the last week. As published in today’s Day & Night Magazine. Follow Day & Night on Twitter and Facebook. Clean Bandit An electronic collective from London whose music is reminscent of the playful melancholic side of Hot Chip except with a violinist and both male and female vocals. They’ve… Read more »
Posted on August 2nd, 2013
Fresh music from Oliver Nickell as Tree collaborating with Beat Culture and Lena Kuhn on ‘Demons’. Tree is Oliver Nickell’s project, the music of which is similar to Baths but it extends beyond a mere artist name. We are a collective of multimedia artists out of California’s Bay Area, working together, creating and pushing the… Read more »
Posted on July 25th, 2013
Forrests‘ debut Wilder EP contains six tracks of analogue and digital electronica that wraps itself in a warm glow. Keys notes, wood percussion and voice seeemingly float above much their tracks’ main rhythms, unfolding less like an exact arrangement but a collection of sound exhaling and inhaling to the same rhythm. In that way, the… Read more »
Posted on July 9th, 2013
Last month, Forrests supported And So I Watch You From Afar, the night before they played in London with hotly-tipped Danish pop singer Mø. That’s a good showing from a duo who have yet to formally release anything. But all that will change next month when Paul O’Reilly and Owen O’ Mahony release the Wilder… Read more »
Posted on June 14th, 2013