Monday, April 15, 2013

Venus Envy - the age you're at & four to the floor

Venus Envy was Maura Horan, Alan Murphy, Eugene Ryder and Bella. They released two EPs, this is the first and it's on Hunter S. Records. After the band finished up Alan went on to drum in The Great Western Squares, and Maura released electronic music mostly under the name Americhord. This line up are working together again after a twenty year gap and have just released an album. They are now called Hi Beats Lo, their new recordings are available here.

good idea

four to the floor

Tension - I only like you when I'm drunk

Another great Dirt Records release from 1995. Tension was Michael Mullen, Ross Neville and Ger Murphy who had previously been in Wheel and Not Our World. They also released a vinyl EP called "So You Say" which has one extra track that's not on this album. There's also some unreleased tracks on These Auld tapes here and here.

get tense

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Amusment - and after optimism

Amusement was James Eadie. He was in Into Paradise and then I think at some stage he mixed live sound or played keyboards with The Idiots.


Monday, December 27, 2010

Deep Burial - Ultramack 007 - Blood Samples

Melodramatic instrumental hip hop from mid '90s Dublin. Deep Burial released a split 12 inch with Decal and then went on to release this full album. Tim from Deep Burial is currently part of the excellent doom dub folk duo Melodica Deathship.

gimme that wine

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Decal - Ultramack 004

This release was one of the first times I became aware of people making electronic music in Dublin. Decal was Alan O' Boyle and Dennis McNulty who had already been in a number of indie guitar bands. This was their debut album released on their own ultramack label. They went on to release an impressive catalogue of music on a whole host of other labels including Rotter's Golf Club, Planet Mu, Satamile, Trama Industries, Leaf, Law & Auder, Lo Recordings and D1 Recordings. Electronic music doesn't get much more warm, laid back and blissed out than this.

ultramack 004

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Crossbreed - demos

Crossbreed was Dave Kennedy,  Hugh McCabe and Stevan Hartung.
Tracklist: Too Hot To Sleep, Elizabeth Shits, Driver Ant, Dallow, Gerry Can, Alfred Hitchhiker, King Ferret, Umiak, Helicopter Belch


There's Gonna Be Some Rockin' - tape

This tape was given away free at "There's Gonna Be Some Rockin' which was a tribute to the music of AC/DC that took place in The Funnel on St. Patricks Day 1999. The tracks are original compositions by some of the bands that took part. There are some recordings of the gig but they should only be listened to after a day of drinking.