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The Planet That You’re On: Introducing… Lankum’s Uncut CD

The Planet That You’re On: Introducing… Lankum’s Uncut CD


Welcome to this month’s free 15-track CD – solely curated for Uncut by Lankum. The band developed in Dublin’s conventional music golf equipment, however have lengthy tapped into wider worldwide networks of punk, drone, electronica and black metallic. They’ve now develop into inspirations themselves, main a scene pushing conventional music to the very edges and, as they focus on of their characteristic in this month’s subject of Uncut, they’re proud to convey new and rising abilities to consideration exterior of Eire.
“It’s largely simply stuff we love,” says Ian Lynch. “However hopefully with one eye on stuff that individuals may not have heard of. There’s a great deal of nice Irish artists making a reputation proper now. That is stuff that hasn’t poked its head above the parapet, so to talk. Hopefully it’ll be rather less obscure after the CD comes out.”

“The Day That Broke Winter”

(radio edit)
Taken from the album Empty Buggy
Exhilarating psychedelic reel, recalling Fairport’s wilder odysseys, from Phibsborough, Dublin folk-rock adventurers…
IAN LYNCH: Max from the band made some mad prosthetics and masks for a video from my solo album and he despatched me this observe. It’s actually nice. It jogged my memory of Espers. They’re in the course of making an album for the time being – I can’t wait to see the place they’re going.

“Netta Perseus”

Taken from the album False Lankum
Certainly one of two Daragh Lynch-penned tracks from the group’s newest album, this tune captures the band’s elegant sonic vary inside a single tune – from soothing lullaby to foreboding marital breakdown and again once more – recalling nothing a lot as Portishead’s deathless Third…

“Nothing Is Actual”

Taken from the album Pyrrhic
Quietly ferocious dreampop balladry from Cork’s reply to Nico..
DARAGH LYNCH: She’s class. She opened for us at our Vicar Road gigs. She’s actually cool – jogged my memory numerous early-’90s female-fronted grunge teams meets the Roadhouse from Twin Peaks. A lot of reverb occurring.


Taken from the album Lengthy Dwell The Bogwalrus
Livid tackle the Jap European tune “Mominsko Horo” from County Kerry avant-rock mathletes…
DARAGH LYNCH: They’re wonderful. They’ve been round for ages, since I used to be 19 or 20.
CORMAC MAC DIARMADA: I’m guesting on this observe, on the fiddle. It’s in 7/8, and I keep in mind making an attempt to wrap my head round it as a result of by the point you’ve completed a phrase it’s time to go onto the following phrase, however you’ve forgotten the opposite phrase. They’ve bought a tremendous vitality about them.

“The Burning of Auchindoun”

Taken from the compilation Songs With out Authors Vol. 1
Devastating ballad in regards to the murderous feud between the Earl of Huntly and the Clan Macintosh in 1592…
DARAGH LYNCH: Iona’s nice. She does a tiny little bit of vocal on “Clear Away Within the Morning” on False Lankum, the operatic factor. We’ve identified her for some time – we met her at a gig in Glasgow on the finish of 2019. She’s in the course of recording her debut album in Edinburgh and it’s sounding wonderful.

“Cé Mo Dhuine Siúl Sa Hello-Vis”

Taken from the digital single
Blissful Eno-ish reverberations from Conamara-Cork improvisational nine-piece collective..
CORMAC MAC DIARMADA: I believe they’re Galway-based? I noticed them supporting [Dublin singer-songwriter] Katie Kim and it was simply pretty cyclical freedom. I met the lead participant in Galway at an old-time session and we simply sat taking part in tunes for seven hours. He’s a very good weirdo!

“The Effectively Under The Valley”

Taken from the album, Bleaching Bones
Certainly one of quite a lot of conventional songs delivered to mild within the 1969 subject recordings of John Reilly, right here sung in immaculate four-part concord by the a cappella group
DARAGH LYNCH: They’ve been round for years, and we performed numerous our early gigs with them round. They’re a really nice band.
CORMAC MAC DIARMADA: Their harmonies are simply tremendous haunting.

“Let Me Unlock Your Full Potential”

Taken from the album Large Goals
Beautiful Jane-Siberryish art-pop from someday Villagers affiliate..
CORMAC MAC DIARMADA: I’ve seen her play dwell and she or he has an unbelievable voice and management. Her current single and video are simply implausible.

“The Nice Large Ship That Got here And Floated Everyone Away”

Taken from the album A New Directive From The Bureau Of Obligatory Leisure
Lilting, haunting lower from the ‘Irish primitive’ guitarist…
DARAGH LYNCH: He’s a really previous buddy of ours…
CORMAC MAC DIARMADA: I went to high school with him!
IAN LYNCH: 15 years in the past after I went to varsity at UCD and Jonny was most likely the one actual correct buddy I made there. I used to be out and in of the Folklore Division lecturing and doing my masters and Jonny was there the entire time. A very nice musician. He does form of primitive model guitar, however he additionally has a tremendous old style Detroit techno challenge referred to as Automated Tasty. He additionally has an excellent podcast, Fragments of Folklore.

“Boggeragh Wind Farm”

Taken from the album, Slí na Fírinne
Primarily based on subject recordings made in Cork in 2019, this observe builds to an ominous drone, a part of an album of lament for a countryside misplaced to agribusiness…
IAN LYNCH: Michael put out an album final 12 months on this actually cool label referred to as Division of Vitality, based mostly in Dublin. It’s an experimental ambient drone/noise sort of label, however very influenced by Irish mythology and folklore and the entire aesthetic that they’ve is form of pre-Christian Irish stuff. Michael relies over in Birmingham for the time being, I believe.


Taken from the album, Swoontide
Eerie audio unhealthy dream diary from multi-disciplinary Dublin musician/visible artist Mary Keane…
DARAGH LYNCH: She’s class. She opened for us in each Cork and Dublin I believe. A bit Kate Bush-y, possibly? However like Kate Bush if she took too many mushrooms. The album is wonderful – produced by our producer, Spud Murphy.

“Sore Eye”

Taken from the album, Slán
Horror soundtrack vibes from Tucson-based Irish expat Seán Redahan, whose work explores the challenges of emigration, a eager for the Irish Sea and the fantastic thing about the Sonoran Desert…
CORMAC MAC DIARMADA: I can’t keep in mind the place I heard it, however I got here throughout this actually lovely ambient observe, with an exquisite black and white video. I needed to message him to inform him how attractive it was – and ask to incorporate it on this CD!

“All Smiles Tonight”

The traditional bluegrass weepie, carried out by Johnny Money, Philomena Begley and the Chieftains, recast as a stately synth ballad by Lankum’s Cormac and Landless’s Ruth Clinton…
CORMAC MAC DIARMADA: That’s my lockdown challenge with my companion, Ruth. You recognize you’re a lockdown band since you use actually each single factor in your possession to create a noise!

“Solely The Diceys”

Taken from the album And Take The Black Worm With Me
Closing observe from Ian’s solo album, eschewing black metallic drones for a mournful alt.nation lament..
IAN LYNCH: The stuff for my solo challenge is generally stuff that I introduced Lankum they usually mentioned “Nah, that’s too bizarre!” So I saved it for myself!

“Whistling Mud (excerpt)”

Taken from the album, She Got here Via The Window To Stand By The Door
Disquieting cello and Telford organ drone from County Leitrim…
IAN LYNCH: Natalia is married to Willie Stewart, the man who runs Nyahh Data – they’re additionally within the psych band Woven Cranium collectively. She’s a tremendous sound artist, and does numerous drone stuff with Eimear Reidy who’s a tremendous cello. She’s so prolific, she places out three or 4 albums yearly. It’s actually nice stuff.



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