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OSTreflections on Election Night

What you may need to know…

01. OST is the solo project of former We Come in Pieces man Shane Harrington. Last time we checked in on him, he’d just released third album Uncaused.

02. New single Bleed Line was released overnight Irish time, and takes a stab at fathoming the atmosphere in New York on the night of Trump’s election.

03. Writes Harrington:

This piece was recorded as an attempt to bottle the atmosphere on election night in Harlem, NYC, 11.08.16. Simultaneous feelings of uneasiness, uncertainty and a sort of involuntary detachment dominated. The mixing process, carried out a day later, added different colors. Concepts like America, time, depression, duality, escapism/arrival oscillated. The video collage was added last with an eye on media narratives, history and political OBEs.

04. Streaming above is the accompanying video collage, also assembled by Harrington.

Verdict: A stark and poignant reminder that when times get hard, the artists get to work, taking stock, documenting and fomenting change via organisation and discourse.

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OSTNew single from Limrock soloist’s third album

What you may need to know…

01. Artist and musician Shane Harrington’s OST project continues his ongoing observations of life in New York City, and his own internal monologues.

02. After moving to New York from Limerick in 2011, Harrington released debut album Invisible Ink for Sketching Ghosts the following year, and followed up with last year’s drone-inflected Dreams During Hibernation full-length.

03. Streaming above is new single Homeless, the first from album #3, Uncaused, releasing September 19 on iTunes, Spotify and Bandcamp. Pre-orders available now.

04. Harrington relates some of his experience with collaboration on this record:

“Guitars, bass, sequencers, synths, organ, engineering and mixing were all handled by myself. This contributed to the lengthy time it took to finish the album. Drums were played by Zoe Black, a homeless (at the time of recording) percussionist from Japan, who has since left New York.

“She was living out of a suitcase near Tompkins Square park when I met her and I feel she has elevated the songs with her unique jazz-influenced style. The final track contains a field recording of her singing with a gospel choir in Prospect Park. I do not know the name of the song, nor do I know what became of her.”

Verdict: Doing away with sampling completely has entirely changed Harrington’s trajectory, resulting in bare-bones, jazzy, post-rock excursions like this. This record could be one of the year’s sleeper faves.

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