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ALWAYS SUMMER SOMEWHERE LP SIZE PRINTS
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As well as the cover, I made an image corresponding to each of the nine tracks on Always Summer Somewhere. I’m selling LP-sized prints of all ten images over on the Bandcamp page. Here’s a blog post about the artwork.

ALWAYS SUMMER SOMEWHERE – OUT NOW


This is an ambient album celebrating all that is hallucinatory and hypnagogic about Summer. The title “Always Summer Somewhere” comes from a seemingly throwaway comment by the superstar DJ Kaskade I heard in an interview. It’ll be a download for now and prints of the album artwork will be on sale later with discounts for those who buy the downloads.

ALWAYS SUMMER SOMEWHERE – NEW ALBUM OUT 21ST AUGUST


Here’s the title track for now. I’ll be launching the album on Day 3 of Gem Fest 2 at a free afternoon gig in the Phoenix Park bandstand. Gem Fest is brought to us by Little Gem Records.

CLUSTERS – TAPE/DOWNLOAD ON FORT EVIL FRUIT

This release is quite unlike anything I’ve ever worked on and I’m delighted to have it out in the world. As the name suggests, it’s mostly composed of dense clusters of notes layered & layered……You’ll heard dissonance and ambience depending on the volume level or how you happen to be feeling while listening.

“These compositions began as improvisations on an everyday digital piano with a few standard voices including organ and harpsichord. The pieces were recorded using a loop pedal and editing to stack clusters upon clusters, creating textures and layers of dissonance which would have been impossible to have performed live. These pieces are an attempt to create unsettling soundscapes using ‘musical’ rather than ‘noise’ material. Loop pedals are usually used for metric rather than textured musics and can become a crutch. This music grew from a desire to exploit other possibilities for live looping.”

FEF tend to drop new releases in batches and I’m currently enjoying Francis Heery’s unpredictable Cube of Unknowing project, also released today. A photo of mine from Dublin’s Liberties graces the cover of Texan Ovis Aurum‘s tape.

ALL WHO WANDER – OUT NOW

My new album ‘All Who Wander’ is now available on CD and/or Download.
It’s a Cambrian Records/Deserted Village split release. It’s an album of acoustic instrumentals with field recordings from around the world woven through them.
The first track Between Breaths streaming now.  Release Date: 12/04/16

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