Not signed in (Sign In)

Vanilla 1.1.4 is a product of Lussumo. More Information: Documentation, Community Support.

Welcome Guest!
Want to take part in these discussions? If you have an account, sign in now.
If you don't have an account, apply for one now.
    The long out of print Michael O'Shea LP, produced by Bruce & Graham & originally released on DOME Records in 1982, has just been re-issued on a limited vinyl edition, via the Dublin label Allchival . It's available to order from Boomkat here:


    We've been waiting for this one for a while, but Michael O’Shea’s sole, eponymous album is finally out this week as an upfront exclusive. Among our all time favourite albums, it's an incredibly singular yet little known gem, produced by Wire’s Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis and released on their fledgling Dome label in 1982, showcasing O’Shea’s gifted performance on the Mó Cará, a sorta hybrid dulcimer/zelochord with electric pick-ups. It recalls music by everyone from Alice Coltrane to Dariush Dolat-Shahi, but ultimately it’s truly in a league of its own. Biggest respect to Dublin’s Allchival for this first vinyl reissue, replete with fascinating new sleeve notes. 100% essential!
    Very positive review of it on Pitchfork too:
    Thanks a lot for the tip off Medulary!! What a great album, have been transfixed by it for the last week and just ordered the vinyl.
    Whilst researching for the WMO CD reissue I was tipped off that Michael had performed on Irish TV. Despite making contact with RTE they denied having any footage.
    With the rerelease of the album RTE have issued the footage ...finally!!
    That is good news, indeed, Kevin. Thanks for sharing the link.

    Thanks a lot for harrying RTE Kevin :) they need it! Great footage, lovely to see the man in conversation and action! Thought Mike Murphy was a bit patronising at times (particularly that jibe about O’Shea having “musical pretensions” (huh!) and “some mother’s do ave em”. But Murphy always had a predilection for pomposity.