Dublin-based music group Glasshouse (aka Glasshouse Ensemble) are set to release their second suite of Aphex Twin arrangements tomorrow, September 15th on streaming services.
As you may have witnessed at festivals like Galway International Arts Festival or Beyond the Pale Festival, or venues like Dublin’s Opium or the National Concert Hall, Glasshouse will usually peform a wide variety of music in their repertoire, including Sufjan Stevens, Prince or Kate Bush. Or you may have seen their collaborations with musicians like R.Kitt, Æ MAK, Caoi de Barra, Rachael Lavelle, and Gareth Quinn Redmond.
Their Aphex Twin versions came out of their early work with Limerick Electronic Arts Festival, the city where the electronic pioneer Richard D. James aka Aphex Twin / AFX was born.
A first EP of Aphex Twin covers was released in 2020, and this new collection is out tomorrow, and is arranged by Aran O’Grady for strings, percussions and keys; and was recorded at Sonic Studios, Stoneybatter.
Have a listen to Glasshouse’s version of ‘Ageispolis’ from 1992’s Selected Ambient Works 85-92, and see the players below.
1 · I / Ageispolis
2 · Pulsewidth
3 · Fingerbib
4 · Heliosphan
5 · Polynomial-C
Here’s the original Aphex Twin song for reference:
Glasshouse – Aphex Twin arranged by Aran O’Grady
Electronics – Jenny O’Malley
Drums – Dylan Lynch
Keys/Synth – Ryan Hargadon
Violin – Naoise Dack
Viola – Andrew Sheeran
Cello – Gabriele Dikicute
Recorded by Iain Faulkner
Mixed by Ber Quinn
Mastered by Ivan Jackman
Here’s Suite One of the covers.