Friday Syndrome Vol. II – Sunken Foal

Dunk Murphy, AKA Sunken Foal, is one of the most talented electronic music producers working in Ireland and I have long been a fan. I blogged about his album Friday Syndrome back in 2012 – it was one of my favourite records of that year and I caned it in my house. At the end of last year he released the follow-up Friday Syndrome Vol. II and this release is accompanied by editioned generative 50cm x 70cm prints and t-shirts.

The majority of the tracks are taken from a project where Dunk would set aside Friday evenings to write a track from scratch and send it to a bunch of friends. Crunchy beats, clockwork guitars, vocal fragments, muddy chords and sci-fi bleeps all feature. My favourite track is “Cash for Gold” which uses a gorgeous guitar line and juxtaposes it with more Eastern influenced strings and vocal hooks.

The album is available to buy on BandCamp for the princely sum of €5 and I recommend it highly!

Sunken Foal – Friday Syndrome

Sunken Foal, aka Dunk Murphy, is one of Ireland’s most interesting and talented music producers and I have long been a fan. He was playing a gig in U Bar last Saturday night, ahead of the release of his new album Friday Syndrome Vol. 1, and I caught the first half of his set which was brilliant. His music goes from more chilled out ambient soundscapes through to heavier percussive stompers and is well worth a listen. In particular Cool Arms of Love from the new album is great, with a lovely vocal riff and some beautiful guitars, underpinned by genius beats.

Friday Syndrome is available for free download on Friday 13th July and Dunk is also selling t-shirts and prints via his site.

Sunken Foal tomorrow night

Sunken Foal, AKA Irish producer Dunk Murphy, is playing tomorrow night in the Sycamore Club as part of DEAF.  Sunken Foal released his debut album Fallen Arches on Planet-Mu records alongside the “Fermented Condiments” E.P. in late 2008.  His BBC Radio 1 session for the Mary Anne Hobbs show  is set for release in late 2009.

Playing at the launch of DEAF 2008

This year’s DEAF has an amazing programme including 150 events, from cinema to live gigs and DJ sets.  Over the last 8 years it has become a hugely anticipated event in the Irish music calendar and has cemented Ireland’s status as a creative centre for the digital arts.

If you don’t make it your business to see Sunken Foal tomorrow, then make sure you catch one of the fantastic gigs on this Halloween weekend!