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8:30pm – Late

Followed by guest DJs

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Somadrone sound is a lush minimalism, a sonic trip, soundtracks for early light. Beginning in 1998, with a focus on electronic pop and experimental music, each album evolves with a change tone, instruments that help bring about new directions: the 1999 EP Lets Depart was a first trail, slow moving landscapes made on 4-track and cheap keyboards in a haunted house. Fuzzing Away To A Whisper (2005) used vibraphone, harp, theremin, indian drone machines to achieve a disembodied electronica. In 2007’s Of Pattern and Purpose analogue synthesizers helped evolve the sound to a more anchored, textured and slow-motioned pace. 2010’s Depth of Field (Skinny Wolves Records), recorded in parts in Ireland/France/Sweden/Germany/California, was a 3-year labor of love, aided by grand piano, harpsichord and voice, the album further pushed his sound into dreamlike miniature symphonies. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY, somadrone is mixing his fourth album, which includes the single ‘Pulse of Joy’, released digitally on Nov 1st.

Depth of field is, quiet simply, gorgeous, reminiscent of Bowie’s Berlin albums – Hot Press 4/5

Outstanding electronic pop album, file between Brian Eno and Air – Star 4/5

Depth of Field is simply spellbinding – Evening Herald 4/5

Transports the listener with a Howard Blake style enchantment – Sunday Tribune 4/5

Cuts a path between Brian Eno, Steve Reich and Ryuichi Sakamoto – Irish Times 4/5

Philip Glass and Steve Reich are obvious influences here, but O’Connor is no mere copyist – Irish Independent 4/5


21:30-22:00 – Simon Bird
22:15-23:00 – Sunken Foal
23:15-00:00 – Spilly Walker
00:15-01:00 – Somadrone



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Whelan’s Indie DJ from 11pm til late or you might even catch the end of the weekly Trad Session in the front bar (9pm, Free).