Psychonavigation Records

TRAN005 Samora - Lontano

Artist: Samora 
Title:  Lontano 
Cat No: TRAN 005
Release Date: 29th September 2014 
Formats: Limited Disc w/ 6 page Booklet In Trigger Case / Digital
Label: Tranquillo / Psychonavigation
Barcode: 5050580611733  
File under : Electronica / IDM

Lontano is a beautiful collection of Ambient compositions that in two tracks feature spoken word poetry by accomplished lead singer of the Australian band the Church,Steve Kilbey. The approach in Lontano is more cinematic than in the past and more linked to Images, visual art, and cinema. 

Samora provides with Lontano a soundtrack for the mind and creates drifting sounds with drones and noises and a more rhythmic approach with broken patterns and traditional instruments, that make a different approach than the previous album, the unspeakable.

Lontano will be not only a collection of tracks but even a visual project with a series of videos (the first is Oceana is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6sehjHLywc) and a series of remix, the first one Mare aperto is available for free download at psychonavigation: http://psychonavigation.com/post/94250989421/free-samora-single-download-taken-from-samoras

Enrico Marani - After T.A.C. the cult post-industrial Italian band, he joined Le Forbici Di Manitù and later founded DuoZero and 2 Blue. He collaborated with musicians such as Ursula Rucker, Tim Motzer, Christine Hanson, Dj Rocca, Maffia Soundsystem, Fabrizio Tavernelli among others. He worked even for art expositions producing soundscapes in collaboration with artists like Andrea Chiesi and Paul Caponigro or for public expositions as Reggio fotografia (http://vimeo.com/68774578) . As Samora he published with psychonavigation records a previous album the unspeakable. More at: http://movingboxmusic.weebly.com/index.html
Steve Kilbey - formed The Church, together with Koppes, Nick Ward, and Marty Willson-Piper, in Sydney in the late 1970s. After some success in their native Australia in the early 1980s, Kilbey and The Church went on to international fame when “Under the Milky Way”, from the 1988 album Starfish, achieved success.  “Under the Milky Way” appeared in the top-selling singles charts of both Australia and the United States (US).The Church continued as an active band and they are active even now. Kilbey published a book of poetry in 1998 entitled Nineveh/The Ephemeron and later he released the ironically titled Uncollected which collects all his previously published writings. He’s also a valued painter. More at http://thetimebeing.com/
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TRAN005 Samora - Lontano

Artist: Samora 

Title:  Lontano 

Cat No: TRAN 005

Release Date: 29th September 2014 

Formats: Limited Disc w/ 6 page Booklet In Trigger Case / Digital

Label: Tranquillo / Psychonavigation

Barcode: 5050580611733  

File under : Electronica / IDM

Lontano is a beautiful collection of Ambient compositions that in two tracks feature spoken word poetry by accomplished lead singer of the Australian band the Church,Steve Kilbey. The approach in Lontano is more cinematic than in the past and more linked to Images, visual art, and cinema. 

Samora provides with Lontano a soundtrack for the mind and creates drifting sounds with drones and noises and a more rhythmic approach with broken patterns and traditional instruments, that make a different approach than the previous album, the unspeakable.

Lontano will be not only a collection of tracks but even a visual project with a series of videos (the first is Oceana is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6sehjHLywc) and a series of remix, the first one Mare aperto is available for free download at psychonavigation: http://psychonavigation.com/post/94250989421/free-samora-single-download-taken-from-samoras

Enrico Marani - After T.A.C. the cult post-industrial Italian band, he joined Le Forbici Di Manitù and later founded DuoZero and 2 Blue. He collaborated with musicians such as Ursula Rucker, Tim Motzer, Christine Hanson, Dj Rocca, Maffia Soundsystem, Fabrizio Tavernelli among others. He worked even for art expositions producing soundscapes in collaboration with artists like Andrea Chiesi and Paul Caponigro or for public expositions as Reggio fotografia (http://vimeo.com/68774578) . As Samora he published with psychonavigation records a previous album the unspeakable. More at: http://movingboxmusic.weebly.com/index.html


Steve Kilbey - formed The Church, together with Koppes, Nick Ward, and Marty Willson-Piper, in Sydney in the late 1970s. After some success in their native Australia in the early 1980s, Kilbey and The Church went on to international fame when “Under the Milky Way”, from the 1988 album Starfish, achieved success.  “Under the Milky Way” appeared in the top-selling singles charts of both Australia and the United States (US).The Church continued as an active band and they are active even now. Kilbey published a book of poetry in 1998 entitled Nineveh/The Ephemeron and later he released the ironically titled Uncollected which collects all his previously published writings. He’s also a valued painter. More at http://thetimebeing.com/

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PSY096 Mick Chillage - Tales Re-Told 
Artist: Mick Chillage
Title: Tales From The Igloo Re-Told  
Cat No: PSY 096
Limited Edition Disc In Digifile
Release Date: 10th November 2014
Label: Psychonavigation
Barcode: 5050580618787

Mick Chillage released his debut album ‘Tales From The Igloo’ back in August 2009. The album was highly praised at the time and has developed a cult status among the ambient / electronic community. Since the release Mick’s career has blossomed greatly and has seen the producer release an array of quality releases on labels such as Fax / Anodize / Carpe Sonum / Txt.. & Nice & Nasty to name a few.   
Tales From The Igloo Re-Told features remixes by : 
Scanner / David Morley / Dr.Atmo / Dialog / Sense / Lorenzo Montanà / Gel-Sol / Peter Benisch / Mick Chillage / New Composers 




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PSY096 Mick Chillage - Tales Re-Told 

Artist: Mick Chillage

Title: Tales From The Igloo Re-Told  

Cat No: PSY 096

Limited Edition Disc In Digifile

Release Date: 10th November 2014

Label: Psychonavigation

Barcode: 5050580618787

Mick Chillage released his debut album ‘Tales From The Igloo’ back in August 2009. The album was highly praised at the time and has developed a cult status among the ambient / electronic community. Since the release Mick’s career has blossomed greatly and has seen the producer release an array of quality releases on labels such as Fax / Anodize / Carpe Sonum / Txt.. & Nice & Nasty to name a few.   

Tales From The Igloo Re-Told features remixes by : 

Scanner / David Morley / Dr.Atmo / Dialog / Sense / Lorenzo Montanà / Gel-Sol / Peter Benisch / Mick Chillage / New Composers 

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PSY093 Johnny Yesterday Album



Artist: Johnny Yesterday
Title: Breathe In, Breathe Out

Cat No: PSY 093
Release Date: 25th August 2014
Limitation: 300
Label: Psychonavigation
Barcode: 5050580614499


While recording the album, I watched alot of old movies. The majority of which were horrors like ‘Eyes Without A Face’ (1960), & ‘Picnic At Hanging Rock’ (1975). Thrillers, where special effects are non existant. Relying solely on suspense and a soundtrack, I tried to incorporate some of that into the recordings. So much so that, the album cover is a still from the latter of the two mentioned.



I recorded the majority of the album at my home in Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Using as many programs and instruments as I could get my hands on. Often experimenting with different techniques and ways of recording.


Musical influences for the album include, Boards Of Canada, Philip Glass, and William Basinski’s ’ The Disintegration Loops’.


File under : Boards Of Canada / Ambient





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PSY093 Johnny Yesterday Album

Artist: Johnny Yesterday
Title: Breathe In, Breathe Out
Cat No: PSY 093
Release Date: 25th August 2014
Limitation: 300
Label: Psychonavigation
Barcode: 5050580614499

While recording the album, I watched alot of old movies. The majority of which were horrors like ‘Eyes Without A Face’ (1960), & ‘Picnic At Hanging Rock’ (1975). Thrillers, where special effects are non existant. Relying solely on suspense and a soundtrack, I tried to incorporate some of that into the recordings. So much so that, the album cover is a still from the latter of the two mentioned.

I recorded the majority of the album at my home in Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Using as many programs and instruments as I could get my hands on. Often experimenting with different techniques and ways of recording.

Musical influences for the album include, Boards Of Canada, Philip Glass, and William Basinski’s ’ The Disintegration Loops’.

File under : Boards Of Canada / Ambient

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Ltd Edition Steve Stoll USB / Box
* 32 Left *
Exclusive 2GB USB In a customized Psychonavigation wooden box  
* Limited To 50 Copies * [Individually Numbered]
- Personalized Wooden USB. Contains the new album ‘Solo In Place’ featuring collaborations with Mike Olsen (Arcade Fire) & Nina Kraviz plus Steve’s previous album ‘Praxis’ [All music In Wav Format]
- Artwork as hi-quality Jpegs  
- Comes In a customized Psychonavigation wooden box
- Released 5th January 2015





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Ltd Edition Steve Stoll USB / Box

* 32 Left *

Exclusive 2GB USB In a customized Psychonavigation wooden box  

* Limited To 50 Copies * [Individually Numbered]

- Personalized Wooden USB. Contains the new album ‘Solo In Place’ featuring collaborations with Mike Olsen (Arcade Fire) & Nina Kraviz plus Steve’s previous album ‘Praxis’ [All music In Wav Format]

- Artwork as hi-quality Jpegs  

- Comes In a customized Psychonavigation wooden box

- Released 5th January 2015

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Psychonavigation Xmas USB
SOLD OUT!!!
* Limited To 50 Copies * [Individually Numbered]
- Wooden USB Cross                                                                        Contains 13 albums released on Psychonavigation Records in 2014        [All music In Wav Format] 
- Comes In A Special Xmas Gift Pouch Bag
- Ideal Stocking Filler!!
- Released 24th November 2014
: Full List Of Albums On USB Stick : 
1. Steve Stoll - Praxis  
2. Lorenzo Montana – Leema Hactus
3. Arche – First Cause 
4. Bruno Bavota - The Secret Of The Sea
5. Galati – Mother 
6. Sense - Still Life
7. Oliver Lieb - Inside Voices
8. Johnny Yesterday – Breathe In,Breathe Out 
9. Andrea Carri – Chronos 
10. Sapphirine Phlant – Odds And Ends
11. Kohshi Kamata – Seven Most 
12. Off Land - Quinarian 
13. David Harrow - ‘On-Forever-Gone’ 

Psychonavigation Xmas USB

SOLD OUT!!!

* Limited To 50 Copies * [Individually Numbered]

- Wooden USB Cross                                                                        Contains 13 albums released on Psychonavigation Records in 2014        [All music In Wav Format] 

- Comes In A Special Xmas Gift Pouch Bag

- Ideal Stocking Filler!!

- Released 24th November 2014

: Full List Of Albums On USB Stick : 

1. Steve Stoll - Praxis  

2. Lorenzo Montana – Leema Hactus

3. Arche – First Cause 

4. Bruno Bavota - The Secret Of The Sea

5. Galati – Mother 

6. Sense - Still Life

7. Oliver Lieb - Inside Voices

8. Johnny Yesterday – Breathe In,Breathe Out 

9. Andrea Carri – Chronos 

10. Sapphirine Phlant – Odds And Ends

11. Kohshi Kamata – Seven Most 

12. Off Land - Quinarian 

13. David Harrow - ‘On-Forever-Gone’ 

PSY092 Oliver Lieb - Inside Voices  

* LAST 13 COPIES LEFT * 

Format : Limited Glass Master Disc in Digipack  
Running Time : 73 minutes
Release Date : Out Now!!
Label : PSYCHONAVIGATION
Cat Number : PSY092
Barcode: 5050580613249
Photography: Oliver Lieb. Design: Citizen Quinn
Tracklisting : 

01: Surface Tension pt.1 10:33
02: Surface Tension pt.2  08:12
03: The Inner Core 07:00
04: Dreamfields 10:56
05: Spooky Action At A Distance 12:41
06: Self-Aware Universe 12:06
07: Inside Voices pt1  06:03
08. Inside Voices pt.2 05:34

 
Frankfurt based DJ & producer Oliver Lieb is involved in the production of electronic music since 1988. With more than 300 singles and albums including remixes for Faithless, Moby, Snap, Yello, Human League, Mory Kante, Utah Saints to name a few, he made it in the premier league of international producers and keeps surprising and amazing people with his extraordinary sounds and diversity.
In the early 90’s Oliver produced two critically acclaimed Ambient records (Constellation & Music To Films w/ Dr.Atmo). ’Inside Voices’ perfectly completes this trilogy of Ambience and in years from now it will no doubt be held in equal esteem alongside it’s predecessors.
Oliver Lieb on the internet:
Find all links to online platforms here: www.oliverlieb.com
www.facebook.com/oliverlieb  // https://soundcloud.com/oliver-lieb

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PSY092 Oliver Lieb - Inside Voices  

* LAST 13 COPIES LEFT * 

Format : Limited Glass Master Disc in Digipack  

Running Time : 73 minutes

Release Date : Out Now!!

Label : PSYCHONAVIGATION

Cat Number : PSY092

Barcode: 5050580613249

Photography: Oliver Lieb. Design: Citizen Quinn

Tracklisting : 

01: Surface Tension pt.1 10:33
02: Surface Tension pt.2  08:12
03: The Inner Core 07:00
04: Dreamfields 10:56
05: Spooky Action At A Distance 12:41
06: Self-Aware Universe 12:06
07: Inside Voices pt1  06:03
08. Inside Voices pt.2 05:34

 

Frankfurt based DJ & producer Oliver Lieb is involved in the production of electronic music since 1988. With more than 300 singles and albums including remixes for Faithless, Moby, Snap, Yello, Human League, Mory Kante, Utah Saints to name a few, he made it in the premier league of international producers and keeps surprising and amazing people with his extraordinary sounds and diversity.

In the early 90’s Oliver produced two critically acclaimed Ambient records (Constellation & Music To Films w/ Dr.Atmo). ’Inside Voices’ perfectly completes this trilogy of Ambience and in years from now it will no doubt be held in equal esteem alongside it’s predecessors.

Oliver Lieb on the internet:

Find all links to online platforms here: www.oliverlieb.com

www.facebook.com/oliverlieb  // https://soundcloud.com/oliver-lieb

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PSY091 Sense - Still Life 
[Includes Digital Download]
** LAST FEW COPIES REMAINING **
* Exclusive Sense track ‘formyauntieflic’ (38 minute 30 seconds) for everyone who pre-orders the disc version of the album direct! *
Release Date : 23rd June 2014
Limited Disc w / 6 Page Colour Booklet In Trigger Jewelcase 
The follow up to last years ‘The Dream’. Less dark in sound perhaps but like it’s predeccesor Still Life.. has dark undertones throughout it’s seven tracks.
Adam Raisbeck showcases a glimpse of a disadvantaged familes struggle and the disturbing human reality that they face on the track ‘Claymore’.Throughout the album Raisbeck provides a bed of gentle rolling ambient synths and choice spoken words which tells us the story of Still Life..

Tracklisting : 
1. Peacefunction (ice to water to gas) 
2. MK Symphony1
3. Claymore
4. Benediction
5. Sympathy for sadness
6. How im feeling today
7. Salutations

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PSY091 Sense - Still Life 

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** LAST FEW COPIES REMAINING **

* Exclusive Sense track ‘formyauntieflic’ (38 minute 30 seconds) for everyone who pre-orders the disc version of the album direct! *

Release Date : 23rd June 2014

Limited Disc w / 6 Page Colour Booklet In Trigger Jewelcase 

The follow up to last years ‘The Dream’. Less dark in sound perhaps but like it’s predeccesor Still Life.. has dark undertones throughout it’s seven tracks.

Adam Raisbeck showcases a glimpse of a disadvantaged familes struggle and the disturbing human reality that they face on the track ‘Claymore’.Throughout the album Raisbeck provides a bed of gentle rolling ambient synths and choice spoken words which tells us the story of Still Life..

Tracklisting : 

1. Peacefunction (ice to water to gas) 
2. MK Symphony1
3. Claymore
4. Benediction
5. Sympathy for sadness
6. How im feeling today
7. Salutations

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OFF 016 Scale - Tales
Artist: Scale 
Title: Tales
Cat No: OFF 016
Release Date: 23rd June 2014
Formats: Limited Disc / Digital
Label: Offshoot / Psychonavigation
Barcode: 5050580610194
File under : Dubstep / Drum n Bass & Hardcore
Scale is the stage name of beatboxer Sergei Galunenko, who originates from Kubinka, forty miles west of Moscow. 
His new album under the guise of Scale showcases the artists apt skills of cutting up vocals which he combines with the broken beats of Dubstep & the speeded up rhythms of Drum n Bass & Hardcore.


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OFF 016 Scale - Tales

Artist: Scale 

Title: Tales

Cat No: OFF 016

Release Date: 23rd June 2014

Formats: Limited Disc / Digital

Label: Offshoot / Psychonavigation

Barcode: 5050580610194

File under : Dubstep / Drum n Bass & Hardcore

Scale is the stage name of beatboxer Sergei Galunenko, who originates from Kubinka, forty miles west of Moscow. 

His new album under the guise of Scale showcases the artists apt skills of cutting up vocals which he combines with the broken beats of Dubstep & the speeded up rhythms of Drum n Bass & Hardcore.

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The Ambient Collection Vol 2
Music selected by DJ.Keith Downey
Design manipulation : Karen P Lawler
1. Geisha - The Eternal Light 07:00
2. Oliver Lieb - Dreamfields 10:56
3. Lorenzo Montana - Greenlift 04:47
4. Derek Carr - Angels 06:36
5. Shammen Delly - The Perfect Illusion 05:48
6. Andrea Carri - Points Of View 05:40
7. Bruno Bavota - If Only My Heart Were Wide Like The Sea 01:58
8. Federico Mosconi - Acquatinta #6 04:57
9. David Harrow - Face 04:00
10. Joel Fausto & The Illusion Orchestra - Drunk Lady Licking Her Hand 03:53
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The Ambient Collection Vol 2

Music selected by DJ.Keith Downey

Design manipulation : Karen P Lawler

1. Geisha - The Eternal Light 07:00

2. Oliver Lieb - Dreamfields 10:56

3. Lorenzo Montana - Greenlift 04:47

4. Derek Carr - Angels 06:36

5. Shammen Delly - The Perfect Illusion 05:48

6. Andrea Carri - Points Of View 05:40

7. Bruno Bavota - If Only My Heart Were Wide Like The Sea 01:58

8. Federico Mosconi - Acquatinta #6 04:57

9. David Harrow - Face 04:00

10. Joel Fausto & The Illusion Orchestra - Drunk Lady Licking Her Hand 03:53

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TRAN001 Federico Mosconi Album

The first album to be released on Tranquillo Records is from Ambient composer Ferderico Mosconi.
Based in Verona Italy, Federico makes dreamy Ambient music.He cleverly manipulates found sounds with classical guitar that is both challenging and relaxing.
Release Date : 9th June 2014
Format : Limited Disc In Jewelcase  
1. Acquatinta #1
2. Acquatinta #2
3. Acquatinta #3
4. Acquatinta #4
5. Acquatinta #5
6. Acquatinta #6
7. Acquatinta #7
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TRAN001 Federico Mosconi Album

The first album to be released on Tranquillo Records is from Ambient composer Ferderico Mosconi.

Based in Verona Italy, Federico makes dreamy Ambient music.He cleverly manipulates found sounds with classical guitar that is both challenging and relaxing.

Release Date : 9th June 2014

Format : Limited Disc In Jewelcase  

1. Acquatinta #1

2. Acquatinta #2

3. Acquatinta #3

4. Acquatinta #4

5. Acquatinta #5

6. Acquatinta #6

7. Acquatinta #7

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EIRE011 LesLord - The Wimzical Sherovolti
Artist: LesLord
Title: The Wizical Sherovolti
Cat No: EIRE 011
Release Date: 19th May 2014
Formats: Limited Disc / Digital Label:
Eire Supply
Barcode:0700358303500

The Marxist Bertolt Brecht once wrote ‘home is wherever the sky is tallest’.  For LesLord, that place is Dublin City, Ireland where even the most gormless of minds have something to contribute.
Very much influenced by the mundanity and routine of sounds that regurgitate throughout the city yet in their ‘monotony’ contains their own distinct rhythm, hue, colour and timbre that secures LesLord’s debut album THE WIMZICAL SHEROVOLTI.
THE WIMZICAL SHEROVOLTI is happy in its abstraction as LesLord’s unique style of performance swings between the emotions of immediacy – in fact, he has created a new language that is stripped of artifice and cliché that goes well beyond the limitations of any trance.
From Joe’s eclectic Garage to even ‘coffee at eleven’ - THE WIMZICAL SHEROVOLTI possesses an array of musical diversity from contemplative solitude to illogical mayhem. Such synthesised tones conjures up the image of one large beautiful mosaic of sound being formed from dozens of shiny small pieces that construct and mould his musical composition to such highly visualistic attribution.
Impacted by pianist Isaac Albéniz, by music theorist John Cage, composer Steve Reich, the poet Ivor Cutler, Professor Stanley Unwin, record producer Joe Meek and by the writings of James Joyce and all of Dublin’s life with its enchanting entrails…
THE WIMZICAL SHEROVOLTI comes highly recommended.
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EIRE011 LesLord - The Wimzical Sherovolti

Artist: LesLord

Title: The Wizical Sherovolti

Cat No: EIRE 011

Release Date: 19th May 2014

Formats: Limited Disc / Digital Label:

Eire Supply

Barcode:0700358303500

The Marxist Bertolt Brecht once wrote ‘home is wherever the sky is tallest’.  For LesLord, that place is Dublin City, Ireland where even the most gormless of minds have something to contribute.

Very much influenced by the mundanity and routine of sounds that regurgitate throughout the city yet in their ‘monotony’ contains their own distinct rhythm, hue, colour and timbre that secures LesLord’s debut album THE WIMZICAL SHEROVOLTI.

THE WIMZICAL SHEROVOLTI is happy in its abstraction as LesLord’s unique style of performance swings between the emotions of immediacy – in fact, he has created a new language that is stripped of artifice and cliché that goes well beyond the limitations of any trance.

From Joe’s eclectic Garage to even ‘coffee at eleven’ - THE WIMZICAL SHEROVOLTI possesses an array of musical diversity from contemplative solitude to illogical mayhem. Such synthesised tones conjures up the image of one large beautiful mosaic of sound being formed from dozens of shiny small pieces that construct and mould his musical composition to such highly visualistic attribution.

Impacted by pianist Isaac Albéniz, by music theorist John Cage, composer Steve Reich, the poet Ivor Cutler, Professor Stanley Unwin, record producer Joe Meek and by the writings of James Joyce and all of Dublin’s life with its enchanting entrails…

THE WIMZICAL SHEROVOLTI comes highly recommended.

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EIRE 009 Simon MacHale Album

Artist: Simon MacHaleAlbum: Let Down Those Old DefencesRelease Date: OUT NOWFormats: 6 Panel Digipack w/ 16 page booklet / DigitalLabel: Eire Supply Barcode:5050580609037

Simon MacHale is an Irish solo artist with a rich and quirky musical past. A former guitarist with Annette Buckley, MacHale formed a duo in 2008 (Quasimodal) before touring Ireland and Israel. More recently he has been singing choral music between Dublin and Switzerland and picked up 1st prize in the Sean O Riada Composition Competition in 2010. He has recently begun his solo career having built up a bank of material from the age of 14.

Simon’s songs blend classical training with an intuitive instinct for pop hooks. Carefully crafted melodies and close vocal harmonies feature prominently, and the influence of folk, pop and classical music can be heard in equal measure. He has been a long time collaborator with fellow Cork-born songwriter Annette Buckley (often performing live together) with whom he shares a passion for modal melancholy.

Words are drawn from a range of sources - Simon’s own lyrics are complemented by settings of poets like William Blake and Robert Louis Stevenson, as well as the poems of his sister Catherine MacHale. Simon’s debut Album - twelve tracks which span from solo acoustic to fully arranged electro pop with piano and feature John MacHale (drums) and Annette Buckley (vocals). A collection of songs navigating its way through acoustic balladry, electronic melancholy and classically-inspired harmonies, all with a single voice.
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Tracklisting
1.The Beautiful Scientist
2. Copy and Paste
3. I remember
4. Quiet Young Redhead
5. Only a Child
6. If I Cannot Have You
7. It’s Better To Have Loved
8. The Perfect Death
9. The Miller’s Daughter
10. Over the Sea to Skye
11. The Chill of the Eve

12. As Blue Turned to Red

EIRE 009 Simon MacHale Album

Artist: Simon MacHale
Album: Let Down Those Old Defences
Release Date: OUT NOW
Formats: 6 Panel Digipack w/ 16 page booklet / Digital
Label: Eire Supply Barcode:5050580609037

Simon MacHale is an Irish solo artist with a rich and quirky musical past. A former guitarist with Annette Buckley, MacHale formed a duo in 2008 (Quasimodal) before touring Ireland and Israel. More recently he has been singing choral music between Dublin and Switzerland and picked up 1st prize in the Sean O Riada Composition Competition in 2010. He has recently begun his solo career having built up a bank of material from the age of 14.

Simon’s songs blend classical training with an intuitive instinct for pop hooks. Carefully crafted melodies and close vocal harmonies feature prominently, and the influence of folk, pop and classical music can be heard in equal measure. He has been a long time collaborator with fellow Cork-born songwriter Annette Buckley (often performing live together) with whom he shares a passion for modal melancholy.

Words are drawn from a range of sources - Simon’s own lyrics are complemented by settings of poets like William Blake and Robert Louis Stevenson, as well as the poems of his sister Catherine MacHale. Simon’s debut Album - twelve tracks which span from solo acoustic to fully arranged electro pop with piano and feature John MacHale (drums) and Annette Buckley (vocals). A collection of songs navigating its way through acoustic balladry, electronic melancholy and classically-inspired harmonies, all with a single voice.

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Tracklisting

1.The Beautiful Scientist

2. Copy and Paste

3. I remember

4. Quiet Young Redhead

5. Only a Child

6. If I Cannot Have You

7. It’s Better To Have Loved

8. The Perfect Death

9. The Miller’s Daughter

10. Over the Sea to Skye

11. The Chill of the Eve

12. As Blue Turned to Red