Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Descry

The fifteen minute edit of Michael Higgins' amazing, intense and hallucinogenic film The Poorhouse Revisited is available to view for the first time online here at Vimeo. I provided the soundtrack for this, which features vocals from Suzanne Walsh along with my reworkings of material created with many talented friends of mine. The magnificent feature length version of this film has to be seen to be believed, but this is a good taster of that.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Uncaged

BC / SW / DMD Live Samhain 2014

This Halloween, the trio of Suzanne Walsh, Diamuid MacDiarmada, and myself play live for the first time in over two years (during this period of silence to the outer world we have managed to record a lot of new material, to be released when the time and place are right). Giving the event - which is in our favourite venue in Dublin (and sadly due to close its doors for good at the end of the year) - even more of a reunion feel, we'll be sharing the stage (and Diarmuid) with the sensational Tarrac√≥ir, who feature dear old friends and collaborators Gavin Prior and Bryan O'Connell. 


SAW 2014


I (alongside Ed Devane, Andy Mooney amongst others) have contributed music to the sound installation at the Sonic Arts Waterford festival in collaboration with W.I.T. Vertical Studio and Waterford Festival of Architecture.



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

O

Starlight (Music for the Invocation and Adoration of the Divine Feminine)

A new virtual single is available here at Bandcamp.


The title track, featuring guest vocals from Robyn Bromfield, Jessica Kennedy and Aine Stapleton, can also be heard here at Soundcloud.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Jah Sev

I have a track on this compilation release, which is dedicated to John Everall who is dying of stomach cancer. The money raised from this is going towards his funeral costs.
John Everall is responsible for records of intense electronic music released as Tactile, and also known for his label Sentrax, which was among the first to put out experimental work by the likes of Mick Harris of Scorn + Napalm Death, Justin Broadrick of Godflesh, James Plotkin and more.
John was one of the first people to encourage and recommend my own work online upon hearing some of my earliest recordings. I recall he compared what I was doing with Eno's On Land and Lull's Cold Summer, truly a great compliment. His enthusiasm was definitely a factor in my dedicating of myself to musical work.
My piece on this release is one of those earliest tracks of mine that he would have heard back then, with the bulk of the track (created from voice and piano and later reworked in the soundtrack to Michael Higgins' film The Poorhouse Revisited) being originally recorded in September 2006 and with additional material recorded and overdubbed last month, and was wonderfully mastered by Gregg Janman of Hermitech Mastering. Also on the compilation appear many luminaries of experimental and electronic music, including principal collaborators with Coil such as Stephen Thrower, Drew McDowall, and Danny Hyde, Nurse With Wound members such as irr. app. (ext.), Andrew Liles, and Christoph Heemann, Anthony Child (Surgeon), and many, many more.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Bornless EP

Here's the first online EP of my solo work, collecting examples of my more ambient material. 
I have enough material for at least three solo albums complete, and I don't particularly want to put all of them online yet, but I have decided to do a series of EP length digital releases on Bandcamp as "tasters" of the future complete albums.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July

The LP I did with Suzanne Walsh and Diarmuid MacDiarmada is on sale at the bargain price of £8 from Fourth Dimension Records + Lumberton Trading Company, alongside many other releases at reduced prices by the likes of Thighpaulsandra, Human Greed, JFK / Anthony Di Franco, Merzbow and more, until the end of this month. Contact richo_j@hotmail.com for more information.
There's probably never been a more difficult time for labels and artists releasing uncompromising and original music. Fourth Dimension Records + Lumberton Trading Company - active since 1983 and responsible for putting out releases by Sleaford Mods, Richard Youngs, Circle, Faust, Michael Gira, yours truly, amongst many others - have a crowdfunding scheme active at http://www.gofundme.com/b1g970

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

To Heloipolis

Catscars live at Block T, Smithfield, Dublin, next Friday, July 11.