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New albums out this week: Fish Go Deep, Trá Pháidín, Sunken Foal, Ordnance Survey & more

New albums out this week: Fish Go Deep, Trá Pháidín, Sunken Foal, Ordnance Survey & more


Here’s a rundown of new releases on DSPs and physical releases in record shops this week.

New Albums

Fish Go Deep – What I Mean By Beautiful

The Cork house duo of Greg Dowling and Shane Johnson releases their fourth long-player two years on from This Bit Of Earth. The album feautures ‘Be Brave’, the result of a collaborative project with author Lisa McInerney and actor Hillary Rose, and the warped dub deep piano and bass electronic title track.

What I Mean By Beautiful touches on the previous collection’s themes of upheaval and dislocation, digging through the lost and found of modern life and always looking for light in dark places.

The album marks something of a return to the duo’s house music roots, with a four-to-the-floor foundation underpinning many of the eleven tracks, over a wide range of tempos. It exudes a warm, natural sound, where samples sit with modular synths, programmed drums with live loops, and quirky plugins with obscure outboard gear.

Trá Pháidín – An 424

The Cork via Connemara 9-piece band Trá Pháidín are a largely instrumental band with roots in Irish trad, post-rock and jazz improvisation and the band are basically the 2023 equivalent of The Jimmy Cake in their spirit, with nods to contemporary Black Country, New Road, and the new experimental wave of acts.

The An 424 is a full length album written in honour of the bus that goes from Galway city to the Connemara Gaeltacht, inspired by the change of landscape from urban to rural nature.

Sunken Foal – Reveal In Finder

The 9th studio album from Dunk Murphy’s electronic project is the first on Front End Synthetics.

Sunken Foal pianos and stringed instruments meet bubbling 808 percussion sounds, bass guitar and fizzy sample work. Talk boxes and vocoded vocals play a role for sparsely positioned pop songs, while ‘Siel Orchestra’ glints and algorithmic ‘Moog’ squelches adorn the rest.
Dunk delivers as always with this latest album as probably his best yet. A journey through electronic music if it was the modern soundtrack to a classic Hollywood thriller.

Ordnance Survey – Turas

Irish electronic music producer Neil O ‘Connor’s latest was recorded at
sites of and inside neolithic tombs around Ireland and features contributions from Roger Doyle and Gareth Quinn Redmond.

Richie Culver – Scream If You Don’t Exist

Hull-born multidisciplinary artist’s new album features Billy Woods and Moor Mother. Scream If You Don’t Exist” album the artist “draws from grimdark drone, industrial noise, experimental hip-hop and UK rave to map out a space for himself, caught between genre and discipline. “

Uly – Sometimes sad, sometimes groovy EP

New six-track EP from Raphino Murphy, who lost a decade of music and just started again. Fair play. ‘all the sins I’ve forgotten’

RF Chaney – Trophism

R.F. Chaney is the solo project of Dublin based composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Ross Chaney, who you might know from his work with John Francis Flynn.

Jeorge II, DIEM – Phoenix Park Prophet

Dublin rapper and DIEM’s long playing album features Hare Squead, Fortune Igiebor, Sweetlemondae and Zé.

Paro Pablo – Comfort In The Chaos

The hip-hop artist from Finglas returned after hanging up the mic in 2014 in 2109, with a debut mixtape of rap music informed by his life to date.

It hasn’t been the smoothest ride over the past 30 years, I’ve created obstacles and some I was born into, for years I let that control me, I used a tough start in life as an excuse. But I found “Comfort In the Chaos”, I became comfortable in the madness, Music saved me. Now I hope people in the same predicament or even others which have completely different circumstances can overcome with the help of this tape.

“It is a celebration of healing.”

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