An Taobh Tuathail, a compilation of music selected by Cían Ó’Cíobháin of Anocht FM, is out now on Psychonavigation Records.
An Taobh Tuathail Vol 1: le Cian Ó Cíobháin
Psychnonavigation Records, PSY 021
An Taobh Tuathail has been broadcasting the cream of underground music from around the globe on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta/ANOCHT FM since May 1999. West Kerry native Cian Ó Cíobháin, who has been presenting the show since its very first broadcast, selects the music Mondays to Fridays, 11pm-1am.
"Over the years, I’ve often been asked by listeners if I might compile CDs for them of some of the music featured on the show", says Ó Cíobháin. "When I mentioned this in passing to Keith Downey, head of Psychonavigation Records, we set about releasing the inaugural An Taobh Tuathail compilation".
"The show typically features many different sounds and genres. The shows coming up to the weekend concentrate on the latest underground electro & techno sounds, but for An Taobh Tuathail Vol 1, I decided to focus on the quieter stuff that I play earlier in the week" says Ó Cíobháin. "Basically, I picked tunes that I’ve loved over a period of time and that I feel have longevity". These tunes include the spaced-out psychedelic pop of Ariel Pink, sumptuous electronica from Felix Laband, OST and Fug as well as demos from Galway-based artists Heftord & Beatpoet, that have not been available anywhere else to now.
"An Taobh Tuathail Vol 1 is a continuation of Anocht FM’s commitment to showcasing new music from around the world", says Seán Ó hEanaigh, head of programming at the station. "We are confident that this CD will satisfy the show’s current listeners and will also attract new ears to the programme".
The CD will be launched with two shows in Galway and Dublin at the end of August, featuring the ilk of Cane 141 & Chequerboard, who are featured on the compilation. They will be performing live in the Róisín Dubh, Galway on Friday 24th August and in Dublin’s Sugar Club on Saturday 25th.
The CD can be ordered directly from http://www.psychonavigation.com/antaobhtuathail.html
01. Felix Laband – Down The Stairs
02. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Every Night I Die At Miyagi’s
03. Cane 141 – Sticky Lips
04. OST– Socrates Dream
05. Fug – By Gadd
06. Phelan Sheppard – Weaving Song
07. United Bible Studies – Columba’s Song
08. Anne Garner – Home (Dean Honer Mix)
09. Beatpoet – Tao
10. Chequerboard – Konichiwa
11. Heftord – Separation
12. Jimmy Behan – Gate 28