Label: White Elephant Records - WECD018 • Format: CD EP • Country: Ireland • Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop • Style: Funk, Acid Jazz
Proximity Effect. Earthship, 'The Great Wheel'. Who are they? What's Happening? You couldn't pick a better time of year for the release of Earthship's debut E. The band are also intensively touring the country in All Good - Earthship - Proximity Effect playing 10 venues throughout the month taking in Cork, Clare, Galway, Kerry and Dublin see dates below. Comic book nerds and science fiction fans. But the kinds of artists making the kind of music we like stopped getting into the charts or onto mainstream radio.
So we could mention some names, but they may not mean much to many of your readers. If only! Whoever is still able The Crucible Of Grace - Steve Camp - Desiring God reach the car stereo by that stage is by default in charge of the playlist.
We have a certain admiration for Van Morrison, too, for the way he was able to bring a jazz sensibility into the All Good - Earthship - Proximity Effect for Irish audiences. And we keep Rockfeller Na Brasa - Sick Terror - Aborto Legal paths with a band, originally from West Cork, now living in Dublin, called Mongoose, who are definitely destined for big things, in some form or another!
Each of us in the band grew up with CDs, and many of us spent our Saturdays as teenagers rifling through racks of vinyl in second-hand record shops. There is a whole galaxy of musical discovery that is being phased out by digital downloads: the album as an artistic statement in itself is disappearing as fans now cherry-pick the hits from any given release, rather than downloading an album in its entirety.
Sometimes you just need a bit of quiet! Many of our fans are musicians themselves, and we appreciate the effort they make to come and hear us play, so we have to return the compliment whenever we can.
And of course, being the music fans that we are, we still get excited when we get to hear our musical heroes. There are a number of organisations in Dublin doing some great work in contemporary jazz and funk, running festivals and special events all year round, and some great venues that specialize in the kind of music we play and love, and Earthship has tried on numerous occasions to get involved, to no avail.
Very few artists ever emerge from the blue, fully formed in isolation; every artist benefits from a scene, a sense of community, from gigging with and being associated with similar acts. Thanks again Karl and be sure to check Earthship out this summer and give them a bit of social media lovin'! Labels: Interviews. Newer Post Older Post Home.