Title track from the debut album self titled 'Le Carousel' album due for release 11th March 2013 on Phil Kieran Recordings.
Le Carousel is the new band project from acclaimed Belfast DJ/recording artist Phil Kieran. A DJ with an international reputation, Kieran is also renowned for his techno productions on dance labels including Soma, NovaMute and Bugged Out! In the mid-noughties Kieran formed punk/hardcore act Alloy Mental, who released the album We Have Control on Skint Records in 2007. He followed this with the amazingly diverse solo electronic album, Shh, for Sven Vaths venerated Cocoon label in 2009.
For Le Carousel Kieran assembled some of Irelands finest musicians, writing most of the album while staying in Donegal on the remote west coast. Fittingly Le Carousel evokes feelings of half-remembered childhood day-trips and windswept empty beaches. Fans of emotive Electronica, blissful Balearica, artists like Spiritualized, Slowdive, Pink Floyd, Goldfrapp, Steve Reich, Rothko, Bat For Lashes, and Galaxie 500 should sign up here, although anyone with a heart is going to take something away from this extraordinary piece of work.
A metaphor for the rotations occurring in everyday life, Le Carousel released on Kierans own label PKR - was a labour of love for its creator. It all pivots around an idea, a concept, its a diary of a part of my life, says Kieran. Over a two-year period I decided to really make the best thing Ive ever made, and maybe will ever make.
Two influential music figures already sold on the new album are music and film soundtrack producer David Holmes, and DJ/Producer Andrew Weatherall, who have both remixed tracks. Weatherall has remixed club single Lose Your Love, while Holmes has remixed the new single Carousel.
Kieran has teamed up with designer and film director Glenn Leyburn (Good Vibrations, Cherrybomb) with the intention of creating an iconic piece of art to accompany the album. A section of the artwork is attached with this announcement. The remaining sections of the artwork will be revealed in the weeks leading up to release, plus details of an exhibition and a series of launch events.