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Alas Eu­phoric


You can in­stantly tell from the al­bum ti­tle that there are go­ing to be con­trasts. The tell tale po­si­tion­ing of woe and joy is a sign that Dublin­based elec­tronic a/ mul­ti­me­dia duo Air­craft of To­mor­row( de­signer Alas­tair Keady, mu­si­cian Paul Wood full) has an in­ter­est­ing story to tell. With an au­dio-vis­ual premise best ex­pe­ri­enced via their web­site (videos, which the duo say are “mo­tion pieces in­formed by a graphic de­sign vo­cab­u­lary ”, are sched­uled for re­lease be­tween now and December ), it’ s up to the mu­sic to pro­vide clues. An ex­pe­ri­enced mu­si­cian, Wood full in­stinc­tively rises to the task by pro­cess­ing in­tensely felt sen­ti­ments via in­stru­men­tal mu­sic that ebbs and flows ac­cord­ingly. It’s all quite ten­der, and while it ref­er­ences the likes of Philip Glass, Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto, Wood full’ s con­flict­ing emo­tional re­sponses cre­ates sig­nif­i­cant, unique poems. air­craftofto­mor­

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