MALOJIAN Let Your Weird­ness Carry You Home

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - LAU­REN MUR­PHY

Record­ing an al­bum in a light­house may con­jure sound­scapes of wist­ful des­o­la­tion, but not for Malojian. Lur­gan’s Ste­vie Scul­lion has en­listed sev­eral well-known names for his fourth al­bum, from Teenage Fan­club’s Ger­ard Love to ses­sion drum­mer Joey Waronker (REM, Beck), and while the end re­sult – recorded at Rath­lin East Light­house – isn’t quite a party al­bum, it’s far from melan­cholic. Scul­lion’s soft voice drifts atop a sound­track that veers be­tween elec­tric and acous­tic, from the bum­bling folk canter of A New Ar­maged­don to the 1960s vibe of

Am­bu­lance Song, the twitchy pop bur­ble of Be­tween the Py­lons and the woozy rum­ble of the ti­tle track. Amidst the per­sonal songs, there’s even time for some wry hu­mour (Beard Song). All in all, it might be his most well-rounded al­bum yet.

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