MINCED OATH

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Supersede ★★★★ Coun­ter­sunk

Ir­ish elec­tronic mu­si­cian Dunk Murphy usu­ally re­leases work un­der the moniker of Sunken Foal, but for Supersede – writ­ten, per­formed and recorded across two very re­cent weeks, June 28th to July 12th, and is­sued with no PR fuss or great ex­pec­ta­tions – he has cho­sen Minced Oath as the sig­ni­fier. What­ever about the name change, the mu­sic here is of­ten su­perb. In ac­cor­dance with the time it took to put the al­bum to­gether, each of the 15 tracks was im­pro­vised (on a bank of ana­logue syn­the­siz­ers) and recorded with no ed­its. The im­me­di­acy it lends to the lis­tener is coun­ter­pointed by the tran­quil/ tur­bu­lent swathes and surges of the mu­sic. It isn’t a crit­i­cism to say that the ma­jor­ity of what’s on of­fer here isn’t del­i­cate or light­hearted – this is dense, drone-ori­ented and un­treated elec­tron­ica that packs an on­tar­get punch. coun­ter­sunk.org

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