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Waterford musician Katie Kim has announced her new new Salt on October 14th. Salt was recorded in Guerrilla Studios and is said to be a departure from previous albums, as it primarily explores the drone side of her music. Production comes from John “Spud” Murphy and one track features Ruadhan O’Meara of No Spill Blood… Read more »

Posted on August 22nd, 2016

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If you’re like me, you’re currently obsessing over the Netflix TV show Stranger Things and its mix of ET, The Goonies, Pan’s Labyrinth, Close Encounters, Stand By Me, Silent Hill and Super 8. Stephen King meets Steven Spielberg meets Guillermo Del Toro. While the four kids are the big stars of the show, the music… Read more »

Posted on July 21st, 2016

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Here’s something I don’t come across to often in my new music travels. El Grey are a Bray-based band who have just released an 18-minute “musical cosmos” that features no pre or post-production. ‘My names A, your names Zed (el-F#)’ is a live recorded track in the vein of contemporary cinematic piano ambience. It’s a… Read more »

Posted on April 19th, 2016

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Following on from the brittle brooding ‘Wounds’, Derry’s Ryan Vail has dropped a new track from next week’s release of his debut For Every Silence album for preview. Taking the two songs so far and Vail’s previous solo discography (3 EPs), we’re operating in whispered minimal electronic mode here. ‘Mirrors’ rides on an almost subliminal beat,… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2016

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It’s been a quiet couple of years for Dublin duo Forrests on the recording front since the release of their debut EP Wilder in 2013 but Owen O’ Mahony and Paul O’Reilly have just released a new four-track EP today called Organs which was recorded in the intervening two years. It serves as a nice check-in… Read more »

Posted on October 23rd, 2015

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I spend most of my day listening to music of all tempos and styles, so when I get close to the night, and bed is calling, I rarely put on music. I used to fall asleep with headphones in my ears but those times are gone and sleep is more precious. Occasionally, my head will… Read more »

Posted on October 22nd, 2015

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The Mayo composer and pianist Conor Walsh has been making some impressive neo-classical electronic-smudged tracks that would equally be at home on a film soundtrack as they would on your headphones. So his teaming up with the classical/contemporary-leaning collective Ensemble makes a lot of sense for his debut  EP The Front which gets a 12″ vinyl… Read more »

Posted on October 13th, 2015

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Despite a lot of local respect from musicians and music enthusiasts alike, the music of Katie Kim remains relatively under the radar, perhaps because Katie is more interested in her craft than a career. For her new single ‘Foreign Fleas’, which slipped out quietly, Katie teamed up with Ruadhan O’Meara of Magic Pockets who amps… Read more »

Posted on August 19th, 2015

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Eastern Passages might last for a relatively short time of 30+ minutes but the impression of calm it inspires sustains for far longer than its running time. The debut mini album from Drogheda musician and composer Breifne Holohan, Eastern Passages is a minimal album consisting of four tracks featuring a palette of cascading electric guitar… Read more »

Posted on July 22nd, 2015

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