ROGER DOYLE

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC - TONY CLAY­TON-LEA

The Thou­sand Year Old Boy Sil­ver­door He’s tricky enough to pin down, is Roger Doyle. Long re­garded as Ire­land’s pre­mier elec­tronic mu­sic pi­o­neer, Doyle has skirted along var­i­ous paths yet al­ways seems to re­main rooted to his in­spi­ra­tions if not his in­flu­ences. The Thou­sand Year Old Boy, ex­plained as “ex­plo­rations in imag­ined world mu­sics – past and present and fu­ture”, will no doubt be viewed by some as yet an­other diver­sion into yet an­other bout of ex­per­i­men­ta­tion. But stick with it and it un­folds like a red car­pet snapped out in slow mo­tion. Us­ing in­tu­itive guest vo­cal­ists (Ah­mad Alka­ran on Nadé and Gand­harva, Gavin Jones on the ti­tle track, and Olesya Zdorovet­ska on Olesya and Temwani Sleeps) pushes fur­ther the sense of Doyle’s en­gage­ment with mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism, as well as his largely un­her­alded knack of rid­ing the curve of avan­tgarde(ish) tastes. roger­doyle. com Down­load: Gand­harva, The Thou­sand Year Old Boy

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