Spool | Spool EP

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Psapp The Album Leaf Tunng

More Artists From
IRELAND

Other Genres You Will Love
Electronic: Folktronic Folk: Modern Folk Moods: Mood: Dreamy
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

Spool EP

by Spool

Electronic acoustic music from Ireland that has been described as future folk blending reams of melody, and echoes of Vashti Bunyan vocals, while the electronic airs revolve around a post-folk fulcrum of bleepy nuances, guitars, shimmering violins and twi
Genre: Electronic: Folktronic
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
clip
1. Raining
4:09 $0.99
clip
2. Swallow
3:59 $0.99
clip
3. Where the Air is Rare
5:25 $0.99
clip
4. Facelines
4:31 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Irish Times CD of the week. Rating 4/5 Stars Dec. 2006

Whose interest wouldn't be piqued by a band who cite Aphex Twin and Joni Mitchell on their barometer of influences? Step forward Spool, a Dublin four-piece that might just be the city's representative in the future folk movement. Most of us have good reason to scoff at Johnny-come-lately sub-genre pigeonholes, often conjured up as tricksy marketing ploys. Here, though, the hype paints an accurate picture of a hybrid that blends traditional compositional elements with contemporary bells and whistles. Spool subtly borrow from the past while updating their musical metaphors: so you get reams of melody, and echoes of Vashti Bunyan vocals, while their electronic airs revolve around a post-folk fulcrum of bleepy nuances, guitars, shimmering violins and twinkling piano.

Instant comparisons will be made to Psapp or a more orchestral Tunng, but vocally there's a retrospective hint of All About Eve, thanks to Martina Gaffey's soft, soulful tones, notably on the lonesome Facelines. Her brother Sean is equally at home in front of a microphone, taking charge of lead vocals on Where the Air Is Rare and harmonies on Raining. The latter is an undisputed highlight, built on a foundation of insistent clicks and sultry arpeggios courtesy of Conor Hayes's programming.

Each track bends and weaves, upturning many surprises: the dubby trumpet stabs of Swallow, a mournful lapsteel on Raining, the shuffled percussion of Where the Air Is Rare. Hypnotic and original. www.spooltheband.com

Read more...

Reviews


to write a review

Coral Rucker

Facelines AKA-Where the Air is Rare
I love this band. Ever since I heard Where the Air is Rare. It's such a cool mellow song.
The way to here the song is by clicking on the song sample Facelines.(CD Baby have the songs Facelines and Where the Air is Rare mixed up) If you like Psapp, Ivy and Folktronica then you'll love Spool! They're worth the price.
Read more...