This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Maria Kelly – Small Talk Maria Kelly tackles the issue of mental health in her new song ‘Small Talk’. The song is full of subdued beauty. From the earthy quality of the acoustic guitars to the warm… Read more »

Posted on March 29th, 2018

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Jack Colleran first appeared as Mmoths as a teenage producer of emotionally-charged downbeat electronica and quickly established himself as a purveyor of textured and layered pop electronica. The Mmoths project culminated in a long-player called Luneworks that was already a departure from the early releases so with time and development, it has made sense that… Read more »

Posted on February 12th, 2018

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The Gloaming will be releasing an album of live recordings taken from two years of their residencies at the National Concert Hall on March 2nd on Real World Records on CD, double LP and digitally. Anyone who has witnessed the band live can attest to their transcendent playing and it’s even more palpable in the… Read more »

Posted on February 2nd, 2018

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Nils Frahm’s new album All Melody was one we picked to look forward to this year but we didn’t have long to wait. As it’s out Friday, the Berlin-based composer is currently streaming the new album on NPR this week and it’s a super listen so far. It was recorded in his custom-built studio in… Read more »

Posted on January 22nd, 2018

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Martin Hayes is an Irish music legend that can there be no doubt. In recent years, his work with his superfellows in The Gloaming has crystallised that fact even further. Watching Hayes play his fiddle live, he’s a master of communication, of nudging other players, of encouraging others along, winking and tapping along guiding the… Read more »

Posted on October 5th, 2017

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Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and James McAlister have made a collaborative album called Planetarium together that will come out on 4AD on June 9th. Planetarium is a reimagined version of a project that first got under way some years ago and combines Sufjan’s often treated voice, McAlister’s beats, Dessner’s guitar, and Muhly’s instrumental… Read more »

Posted on March 28th, 2017

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The South Korean band Jambinai came to my attention when they played Body&Soul festival last year. Their music is post-rock, avant-garde and neo-classical drawing on traditional Korean instruments like the haegeum, the piri and the geomungo. Last year, they signed a deal with Bella Union and released their second album A Hermitage and on 24th… Read more »

Posted on January 18th, 2017

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Strabane musician Laura McGarrigle, Gaze Is Ghost, has had a quiet couple of years on the activity front as she has moved to different spots on the map. Her last music released was 2014’s ‘Revolvere’ / ‘Murmuration’, alternative orchestral ballads. ‘Feather And Bone’ is a rare treat from McGarrigle, a richly-detailed track from an upcoming… Read more »

Posted on November 7th, 2016

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Berlin composer Johannes Motschmann has an album Electric Fields out tomorrow on Neue Meister worldwide. Joined by multipercussionist David Panzl and tonmeister Boris Bolles, Motschmann’s electro-acoustic brings classical and synthesizer electronics together on an album that is inspired by the city he lives in, the place where his work is also played by orchestras on… Read more »

Posted on August 18th, 2016

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