Myles Ni Gangstaleen is back with a nice mixed bag of recent Irish musical malarky…
The consistently savage All City Records has cropped up here a few times over the years. This time it’s with the new LP from The Cyclist. The Derry producer, who also releases under the name Buz Ludzha is back with the stunning 7-track ‘Flourish’ which follows last years ‘Bones In Motion’. His signature ‘tape throb’ sound shines throughout, and manages to be lo-fi and laid-back, while also giving a nod to the nineties with some more club-friendly house and rave elements.
Check out the ‘Flourish LP’.
SPEKULATIV FIKTION X DEVIANT & NAIVE TED.
The combo of Spekulativ Fiktion and Deviant & Naive Ted follow up the ’48 Hours EP’ with the excellent ‘Slave Labour’. (Jaysus, it musta been tempting to call it ‘Another 48 Hours’). Anyways, this is 4 tracks of dark and heavy hip-hop with clever no-bullshit rapping from Spek. Clerk 5 guests on the title track, another exciting Irish rap talent. The full version of the EP includes the 4 instrumentals, and a basic version is available for free.
Check out ‘Slave Labour’.
Next up is the debut single from Press Charges on Sunken Foal’s Countersunk label. This one’s got quite a groove to it. Synth-heavy and soulful, with a lovely vocal, this is top-notch production. A full album is coming next month but in the meantime this tune and the the instrumental version are available for free download.
Check out ‘People From Your Block’.
Time for some grime. ‘Flight Risk’ is the title track from the new EP by Saga which follows last years well received debut on Visionist’s Lost Codes Label. Lit City Trax in New York released this one, a six track EP of well crafted grimey niceness. Great to see another Irish grime producer getting well deserved attention abroad.
Check out ‘Flight Risk’ now.
Ewan Hennelly was well known on the Irish electronic scene down the years for his solo work as Herv, and as one half of Gland & Conduit with Meljoann. Now relocated to Brighton, his recent output has been under the name Zpg. ‘Diecast’ is the latest release, available on a name-your-price buzz through his bandcamp site. Given the improvised nature of much of the content, this is very impressive stuff that covers a lot of electronic styles from techno, idm, electro, noise and hardcore. One for the analogue lovers.
Check out ‘Diecast’.
After all that, we’ll end on a mellow note. JP Hartnett is one half of techno duo Ordinate (along with John Flynn aka Spaces) but his solo work is quite different. His output so far has been all done on piano only, sometimes improvised, combining ambient with a ‘DIY form of classical’. This beautiful piece is being bigged up by the excellent and eclectic Fatcat Records, and is taken from his forthcoming album.
Check out ‘Untitled (Five)’.
Back soon with more aural goodies for ya. G’luck. Mind ye’reselves.