SlowPlaceLikeHome – She comes in colour stereo (Bluestack Records)

The first taste of the debut album of Keith Mannion from Donegal and it’s very much in keeping with the EPs that came before it; that is to say, warm and fuzzy synth textures with buckets of heart and soul.

There’s a class tune at the core, with more than a hint of kosmische to it, although considerably more uptempo than that might lead you to believe.

But what I like most about it is the wonderful building arrangement, a great combination of pulses and washes and squelches.

And (in a break from the earlier EPs) some vocals you can actually – mostly – decipher.

Say hello to the soundtrack of your summer.


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