Second Square to None are proud to present Gland & Conduit's debut album, "Ore". To celebrate its release we are hosting a launch gig in The Joinery, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 on Thursday 24 February. Support will come from Brian Conniffe and Suzanne Walsh, with SSTN resident FYODOR warming things up. Admission is €6. The gig starts at 8pm, make sure to get down early for maximum sonic delight. Bring your own body odour!
Gland & Conduit
Consisting of two familiar faces on the Irish music scene, Herv and Meljoann, the Gland & Conduit project is an experiment in free form sound design, electroacoustic composition and brain-cleansing noise. Standing in stark contrast to their respective solo output (melodic breakcore blasts / squishy R'n'B flavoured electronica), yet retaining a distinct impression of these two musical voices working in harmony, "Ore" is a half hour journey through fragmented, distorted sonic environments.
Traces of circuit bent toys mingle with glitching synth drones and a spidery rhythm track on opener "Anal Duct Nodding", while "Pulling" sounds like R2-D2 might after having been dropped in a bath of sulfuric acid. Amid the noise lurks fragments of melody and rhythms you could almost tap your foot to. "Tanning" is a prime example of this, with splattered Amen breaks making a brief appearance among sampled pots and pans and collective-unconscious synchronising high frequency synths. This is sharp edged music, no doubt, and the wasabi palette cleanser analogy holds true: Gland & Conduit will grab your attention, scrub out the bad influences of overheard radio music and leave you feeling fresh and alert.
"Ore" will be available through the Gland & Conduit subsite for free or pay-what-you-can download on 24 February.
Gland&Conduit - Anal Duct Nodding by SSTN Noise
Brian Conniffe and Suzanne Walsh with Diarmuid MacDiarmada
Conjuring sonic waves from a calmer part of the ocean, Brian Conniffe and Suzanne Walsh will entrance the listener with evocative musical shadowplay.
Brian Conniffe is a cross-genre, experimental musician who has worked with a long list of collaborators including Nurse With Wound and Martin A. Egan, his work directly stating inspiration from such non-musical sources as hypnosis, linguistics and ritual magick, making for a style which fuses the darkest psychedelia with disquieting ambience.
Suzanne Walsh is a multi-disciplinary artist, musician and writer, who both writes, sings and collaborates with different artists including E+S=B, Gavin Prior and Aine O'Dwyer amongst others, as well as studying fine art in the National College of Art and Design. She is interested conceptually in playing with both how music is written and performed as a vocalist, and exploring the boundaries between styles, while puzzling over how exactly one might mend the Cartesian Split.
Square Waves Radio host and turntablist FYODOR, a.k.a. Fionn Wallace, and the "FY" in noise duo FYED will be warming The Joinery's main room with a DJ set. Check out his weekly show on UCD radio for a fascinating mix of local and exotic musics ranging from freak folk to Gamelan.
Seeyis down there!