Cian Ó Cíobháin presents An Taobh Tuathail weeknights on RTÉ RnaG. Since restrictions ended, he’s been hosting ‘Disco Dána’ parties around the country and also soundtracks alternative weddings for music-loving sweethearts.
Naty Seres – Broken
Dreamy, ethereal breakbeat from the Berlin-based DJ/producer’s nigh-perfect debut EP ‘If There Is One’ on Never Not Now.
The Music Of Sound – The Whole Town Is Singing
From the Overground Sound EP on Dimple Discs, this gorgeous, evocative tune wouldn’t sound out of place on a soundtrack to a 1970’s motion picture adaptation of a Roald Dahl novel.
Ambassade – Young Birds
Dutch producer Ambassade whets our appetite for his new album on Optimo with this epic Gothic modern take on a 1903 folk song.
Katie Kim – Feeding On The Metals
As well as the melodies and the mood, it was the bone-dry production on this track from the brilliant Hour Of the Ox album that caught my ear. It also prompted me to revisit some of the 90s alt. American rock that I was reared on.
B.Fleischmann – Flüchtlingswalzer
If you told me that the Austrian veteran’s eleventh solo album would be the source of so many memorable contributions to the radio’s shows playlists this year, I doubt if I’d have believed you. Especially this warped waltz, it was easily one of the most-played tracks on ATT this year.
Silvestre – Não me disseram nada
I don’t think I’ve heard any conversations discussing the merits of Portuguese producer Silvestre’s debut LP on the music sites I frequent. A shame as it’s astonishingly good. This wistful ambient-not-ambient number particularly moved me.
Celica – Celica 05
Oddball, AFX-esque techno from one of the country’s most imaginative producers – Dunk Murphy of Countersunk.
Mattiel – Lighthouse (Raf Rundell’s Salty Man Dub)
One half of The 2 Bears lazy-hazy dub was my summer jam and immediately transports me back to less inclement weather conditions.
Lucrecia Dalt – No Tiempo
Swoon-inducing, sci-fi bolero from Columbian composer María Lucrecia Pérez López latest sensuous opus ¡Ay! on RVNG Intl.
Richie Culver – Daytime TV
Feeling glum never sounded so lush.