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On The Nature Of New Irish Music
On The Nature Of Electricity and Acoustics introduces listeners to the world of Irish electro acoustic music in a way that both defines and defies the notion of what is Irish about contemporary electronic music from the Emerald Isle. While some tracks, most notably, Brian O hUignn's Left Handed March use traditional Irish instruments and themes to signal their sense of cultural identity, other works are more deceptive in revealing their sense of national origin but somehow all 23 tracks on this album seem to fit into a pattern that makes this album from the innovative Dublin based Heresy Records resonate with a distinct flavor that after repeated listening will reveal itself as Irish, albeit - with new sense of what is Irish.
The album provides a significant degree of diversity in styles from the aforementioned traditional Irish elements to contemporary classical, electronica, lo-fi experiments and nouveau dub step - all in all a remarkable compilation that keeps you guessing what will be next - surprising in the best sort of way. Beginning with electronic music pioneer Roger Doyle's, Baby Grand and ending with curator Daniel Figgis' Lucky's Bad Day (could this be a reference to Beckett's Waiting For Godot?) the album explores Irish electronic music in a manner that establishes the genre - and place its form - as an extremely exciting addition to the European art music scene while providing a rich and emotionally compelling musical experience for listeners. Well worth having!more....
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