It’s been just under three years since the Mayo pianist Conor Walsh passed away.
At the time, the Swinford man was working on a release of longform classical-contemporary piano-rooted music. Now, it’s been announced that that album The Lucid, will be released on vinyl and digital platforms, iTunes and Spotify, on Monday, March 11th and with presales available to purchase on 14th February on Bandcamp
The album will be launched at two events – The Sugar Club, Dublin on 15th March and The Front; The Gateway Hotel, Swinford on 16th March.
The posthumous album’s sides each contrast each other with Side A containing acoustic melodies and Side B electroni. “Hauschka, Aphex Twin and Nils Frahm” were influences for Conor while. Louise Gaffney made the artwork below.
Conor’s sister, Fiona Walsh said: “This album is for his fans and by creating this album with his close friend and mentor – Enda Bates who was the producer of Conor’s first EP ‘The Front’, and Rob Farhat who previously worked with Conor – we wanted to remind people of all the different aspects of Conor; as a brother, friend, composer, and artist. The subtle approach to this album will leave his fans in awe of his simplistic beauty.”