Mount Alaska celebrate the release of their new album in Plugd on Saturday 7th December. Super special guests on the night are Toby Kaar and Gadget and the Cloud.
Tickets €8 available at the uTicket link or instore at plugd
The new album was written, recorded and produced by Stephen Shannon and Cillian Mc Donnell, in Shannon’s Dublin studio, Experimental Audio.
“The concept for Wave Atlas: Season One came from a desire to create a soundtrack for a TV show that doesn’t actually exist,” says Shannon. “I’ve worked on film soundtracks for a few years and really enjoy the process of writing music to picture. It’s a completely different process.”
Cillian adds; “The idea of presenting a soundtrack in isolation really appealed to us - it was an interesting challenge to deliver a body of work where the music is front-and-centre, but the narrative and plot are secondary. So much is left up to the listener … ”
“Wave Atlas: Season One is also an
ode to some of our favourite composers: Max Richer, Ólafur Arnalds, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Delia Derbyshire, Rival Consoles and Wendy Carlos,” says Mc Donnell.
Gadget and the Cloud
“Kelly Doherty continues to be among the nation’s most vibrant creative figures with the release of ‘Quiescence’ under the Gadget & The Cloud moniker. The Cork native’s latest single is almost static, carved out in ambient pads. These are the building blocks the song works upon, gradually giving way to the steady beat and more elaborate arrangements. It’s immersive ambient at its finest. Pensive but never dour.” Nialler 9
"Cork-based producer and performer Toby Kaar is a cut above his contemporaries on the Irish electronic music scene. He’s got traces of hip-hop, house, dub, electronica, ambient, techno and more that make his genre hard to pin down but whatever you want to call it, just know that it’s exciting." - Red Bull