Andrew Tiernan is from Sligo, Ireland. Sligo is on the West coast heading north. A beautiful but isolated place that speaks Irish and its next stop west, across the Atlantic is America so its no surprise that Andrew Tiernan would produce music steeped in the traditions of NYC and wrapped in Celtic fire. Raw is not raw. Raw is subtle, well produced debut from someone tipped to follow in the footsteps of Chymera, Sian and John O'Callaghan and take his sounds beyond the emerald isle. Discovered by DXR's Jay Riordan, Andrew Tiernan's Raw fuses the modern minimal sound with its deep, brooding rhythms and big room breakdowns; however, it also fuses the melody and techno soul Detroit and European trance without loosing its deep, funky and broody qualities. All the elements are here and with two superb remixes from Nachklangmusik and Vikte this should easily be a debut to not only introduce Andrew Tiernan to the Irish techno scene but to launch his presence on the global underground.