the above link is to a mesmerising album by an irish music producer, Conor Curran. i had the incredible fortune to get my hands on work of his way back in 2001-ish and was stunned by his musical compositions – deep, moody, cinematic and fragile electronica. i had only recently discovered Donnacha Costello‘s profound minimal glitch meisterwerk Growing Up In Public and was fascinated that irish musicians could produce world-class, earth-shattering, genre-defining stuff.
fortunately, i worked for a guy who was in the process of getting an album of his on the irish label Psychonavigation Records, whereupon i stumbled quite happily upon a bootleg of CjC’s work-in-progress.
it appears to have taken a further 8 years to get released (hopefully not due to it’s accidental leaking i’m sure!) and this seems to be the result. not many of the original tracks i heard have made it through, or, if they have, some sounds have undergone some major surgery, but what is here is a seriously well constructed set of hand-crafted digital bits of sonic fragility. fragments of drones, glitch, micro, ambient, digital, electronic, cinematic all held together with breathtaking precision.
the above track is available as a free download through Last.fm.