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Coronavirus, Choice Music Prize, Lethal Dialect & Mount Alaska’s composer picks (Nialler9 Podcast)

Coronavirus, Choice Music Prize, Lethal Dialect & Mount Alaska’s composer picks (Nialler9 Podcast)


Episode 82 of the Nialler9 Podcast and Andrea and Niall comes in a time where normality has deteriorated rapidly thanks to COVID-19. All gigs are basically cancelled. St. Patrick’s Day and all the festival is off.

So what else can we do in these uncertain times than throw off the shackles of the podcast running order and chat about what the COVID-19 virus means for the live music industry and all of us, Andrea discusses her experience as a Choice Music Prize judge and we discuss the stale and male Electric Picnic lineup.

We review Lethal Dialect’s LD50 Part III, the closing chapter of a trilogy of boom bap rap music, straight out of Dublin, from a man since ‘O2, “spitting raps from the back of the bus,” and who’s new album checks in with the state of the nation since dropping the first two installments in 2011 and 2012.

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Running Order: (time)

Coronavirus shuts down the live music industry, our gigs and Ireland in general until March 29th (start)
The Electric Picnic lineup – stale and male? (10 mins in)
Andrea talks about being a judge on the Choice Music Prize (19 mins in)

Album review
Lethal Dialect – LD50 Part III (36 mins in)


Ambient electronic duo Cillian McDonnell and Stephen Shannon of Mount Alaska host us in their studio and talk 5 of their favourite contemporary classical and composer songs (52 mins in).

Their gig with Slow Moving Clouds is now rescheduled until June 12th in Peppercanister Church

Mount Alaska – Scopes
Nils Frahm – Says
Johann Johannsson – The Sun’s Gone Dim And the Sky’s Turned Black
Hildur Gudnadottir – Folk Faer andlit
Rival Consoles – Unfolding
Mica Levi – Castigo
Mount Alaska – Triantáin

See Also

We ask What’s Consuming You? as we share our TV, movies, music, books and podcast recommendations. (1hr 23 mins in)

Closing track: Lethal Dialect – K-District

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